There is a post-apocalyptic series out there, Queen City Jazz, where huge bio-engineered bees are used as information careers. Given that the novel is described as representing a bio-engineered world gone mad, the bees roll is somewhat problematic.
Well now we have military grade honey bees. More troops for the apocalypse.
Honeybees trained in Croatia to find land mines
Dusan Stojanovic and Darko Bandic, AP 18 May 2013 (hat tip: MR)
Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.
Now, unlikely heroes may be coming to the rescue to prevent similar tragedies: sugar-craving honeybees. Croatian researchers are training them to find unexploded mines littering their country and the rest of the Balkans.