That swarm of bees that used to strike terror is now being used to fight it. The Department of Homeland Security has begun deploying honeybees to sniff out explosives much like they have with dogs for decades. Scientists from the Defense Advanced Research Laboratory have been working with bees since 1999, training them the same way they train dogs; through associating a particular stimulus with a reward. When the bees came into contact with certain bomb ingredients they were given sugar water as their reward. Once the association was made, bees would extend their proboscis (that tongue thingy) in search of the sugar water indication the presence of explosive material. But how did they see those tiny tongues in action? Researchers used special digital cameras to detect the wagging of the bees tongues as they swarmed an area where a bomb was located. Now, bees are rivalling dogs in their ability to sniff out danger. It’s enough to get a jihadist all abuzz….