disappearing bees and cell phones

Some experts are theorizing that the popularity of cellular phones has somehow affected the population of honey bees. Here are a few articles that cover this:

The Independent
Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees’ navigation systems, preventing the famously homeloving species from finding their way back to their hives.

ABC News
Latest Theory on Disappearing Bees: Cell Phones?
Research conducted at Landau University found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby.

Cell Phones May Be To Blame For Disappearing Bees
Beekeepers have found many of their bees disappearing and the hives collapsing.

Cell Phones To Blame For Deserted Bee Colonies?
Placing handsets near hives, Kuhn observed that GSM cell phone radiation in the frequency range 900 MHz – 1800 MHz caused the bees to avoid the hive.

Cell Phones Wiping Out Bees?
In the US alone, the East Coast has recently lost 70% of its commercial bee population, with the West Coast not far behind those numbers. Apparently it’s a result of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), when colonies essentially cease to be (no pun intended)

So, what do you think?



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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