The project aims to gain greater understanding into why bees behave the way they do and to study the effects of pesticides and fungicides on the bee population.
Scientists in Tasmania shaved the backs of the sleeping bees before glueing on the 2.5mm sensors, which are thin and light enough not to disrupt the bee's flight.
CSIRO science leader Paulo de Souza said the process of attaching the sensor is a delicate one, but does not harm the insects.
He said: "We take the bee into a cold place, usually to a fridge about five degrees Celsius, for five minutes and that is enough to have the bees sleeping.
We take them out again and attach it while they're sleeping. In five minutes they wake up again and they're ready to fly."