“Plan Bee” Drone Pollinators

The impact of our global bee population is undeniable—from pollinating crops and wildflowers to producing honey. To draw awareness to the current bee crisis, industrial designer Anna Haldewag has imagined an alternative and produced a prototype. The “Plan Bee” is a self-sustaining drone, mimicking the shape of a flower and the color patterns of a bee. It’s able to pull pollen up from one flower and disperse it on another—a camera on its underside alerts the device of flowers. This is a new cross-pollination system that could prove quite effective, but again, we must do everything in our power to preserve the honeybee while it’s still possible.