bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Chipping away at theft

Some Californian beekeepers are taking micro-chipping their hives and equipment very seriously. According to one Californian beekeeper, chips can be obtianed for between 75 cents and a dollar each if bought by the thousand, or as low as 20 to 30 cents each for a 100 million order. Chip readers currently cost just under $500 so those might be put out on loan. The chips can be read at between 8-20 feet, and can be embedded in wood and plastic or glued or stapled to a surface.


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