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Mobile phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Mobile phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee


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Now researchers from Chandigarh's Punjab University claim they have found the cause which could be the first step in reversing the decline: They have established that radiation from mobile telephones is a key factor in the phenomenon and say that it probably interfering with the bee's navigation senses.
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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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They set up a controlled experiment in Punjab earlier this year comparing the behaviour and productivity of bees in two hives – one fitted with two mobile telephones which were powered on for two fifteen minute sessions per day for three months. The other had dummy models installed.

After three months the researchers recorded a dramatic decline in the size of the hive fitted with the mobile phon, a significant reduction in the number of eggs laid by the queen bee. The bees also stopped producing honey.

The queen bee in the "mobile" hive produced fewer than half of those created by her counterpart in the normal hive.

They also found a dramatic decline in the number of worker bees returning to the hive after collecting pollen. Because of this the amount of nectar produced in the hive also shrank.

Ved Prakash Sharma and Neelima Kumar, the authors of the report in the journal Current Science, wrote: "Increase in the usage of electronic gadgets has led to electropollution of the environment. Honeybee behaviour and biology has been affected by electrosmog since these insects have magnetite in their bodies which helps them in navigation.


If true, then we have a true dilemma on our hands....

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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Oh? landlines aren't working? I'd say if it's a choice between the prime pollinator of the planet and cell phones most people would be sensible.

Oh, there I go thinking most people are sensible again. Silly me.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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Yeah, seems like we're definitely screwed then. People will not let go of their phones. Although, when food becomes so expensive that you have to spend all your money just to eat the problem may solve itself.

It almost seems obvious. How many microwave towers for cell phones have been put up in the last ten years?



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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So I wonder if this would work at getting rid of the bees in the walls of my garage??
Or maybe a bee keeper to collect them and relocate them...
But then what would I do to my house to make sure they dont come back again and set up home?



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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I don't believe anything that is from
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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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I believe a similar thread has already been made in this forum.
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Forgive me if im wrong.

Cheers



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by rangersdad
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So I wonder if this would work at getting rid of the bees in the walls of my garage??
Or maybe a bee keeper to collect them and relocate them...
But then what would I do to my house to make sure they dont come back again and set up home?

call a bee specialist who will remove such from your walls, and then make sure you seal up the outside to not let them back into the wall. Most bee keepers would love to have a free colony of bees, to help build up their own stocks.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:38 PM
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The problem with this theory is that I'm in an urban center, with a huge urban garden, yet there are tons of bees. Several different kinds in fact. Shouldn't they all be dead? And what about out in the middle of nowhere, in farmland where there are few phones, towers or people: shouldn't they have not had any problems?



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 01:32 PM
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Hello there. This has already been posted.

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