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? >> you need a lot of males. takes a lot of males to inseminate a queen. >> koby is working at the forefront of technology t diversify bee populations. across the u.s. bees are dying in massive numbers. tell us about that. >> there's a lot of different factors, you have to look at the environment, mal pesticides. >> from her farm koby gathers male sperm from drones that can survive harsh conditions and will inseminate queens showing resistance to pests. fitness. >> the process is quick. it does take a lot of squeezing to get enough sperm for insemination. >> i'll role the fingers. >> that's the semen. >> you can see the >> it placed in a tube. >> how much will you give her. >> one turn, 10 microlitres. basically 10 drones worth. the goal is to have - i want gentle productive bee, but bees resistent to pests and problems we have, which is a tall order. i'll spend the rest of my life trying to do that. >> koby is not alone. in paulman washington, members of her team are breeding the >> >> what are these? >> voucher specimens. this is egypt collected in 1998, and bees from australia.
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