“We’re always thinking about new concepts and ways that will help us further enhance how we service customers, but we don’t have any further details to share on these patents at this time,” a spokesperson for Walmart emailed.
The patent is one of nearly 350 held by Walmart as of January, putting it behind retail competitors including Amazon (AMZN), which .
Walmart isn’t alone in looking to address the problem of disappearing bees. A team of Japanese scientists last year created a drone to cross-pollinate lilies. Drone technology is also already being deployed to help regrow the earth’s forests. A company called BioCarbon Engineeringin areas that would otherwise take years to re-plant by hand.