This week Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport announced a long-term project to monitor air quality by using bees. Yes bees.
Jochen Heimberg, who is responsible for the airport's environmental division, commented on he study, which will monitor the bees and their honey, "The
honey monitoring will supplement our air quality control system."
Heimberg added, "In addition to studying the honey, we'll
also be looking at the bees and their honeycombs to get an overall
picture of the pollution situation."
According to an AFP report, scientists will use local bee-keepers as a way to study how the environment is affected due to the development of the Berlin-Brandenburg airport.
With Tegal airport soon closing, Schoenefeld will become the main German airport for the capital after a major expansion project is completed.