The Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard in LaFayette, New York has become the first apple orchard in the world to pollinate its trees using a drone. According to the start-up company that developed the technology, the spraying was done during May 2018, at the orchard off Lords Hill Road as part of a test to determine whether using drones to pollinate an apple orchard will increase yields. With fewer bees around, it becomes more difficult to pollinate orchards during the short period in the spring when pollination occurs. The technology could become very useful for orchard owners because of the decline in the bee population in the past 25 years. The small drone flew in a back-and-forth pattern over the orchard about eight feet above the trees, dropping pollen from a device attached to the bottom of the drone. Click here to read more on the drone used to pollinate orchards. – Syracuse