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Mobile phone towers threaten honey bees: study…………………….

1779585690-mobile-phone-towers-threaten-honey-bees-studyNEW DELHI (AFP) – – The electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cellphones can pose a threat to honey bees, a study published in India has concluded.

An experiment conducted in the southern state of Kerala found that a sudden fall in the bee population was caused by towers installed across the state by cellphone companies to increase their network.

The electromagnetic waves emitted by the towers crippled the “navigational skills” of the worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers to sustain bee colonies, said Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

He found that when a cell phone was kept near a beehive, the worker bees were unable to return, leaving the hives with only the queens and eggs and resulting in the collapse of the colony within ten days.

Over 100,000 people in Kerala are engaged in apiculture and the dwindling worker bee population poses a threat to their livelihood. The bees also play a vital role in pollinating flowers to sustain vegetation.

If towers and mobile phones further increase, honey bees might be wiped out in 10 years, Pattazhy said.

Original article – http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20090831/tts-india-environment-bees-science-9819610.html

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September 1, 2009 - Posted by | Beekeeping, beekeeping journal | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Great Lesster. I am really looking forward to meeting you and having you look at our project here in Masindi. You have exactly the resources and expertise we need. Thank you.

    Comment by mike doud | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. Quite an interesting and informative blog, your blog is really helping me in my research on honey and beekeeping. I really appreciate you for the good work and commitment to Beekeeping.

    Comment by Oni Helen | March 23, 2010 | Reply

  3. Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read…:)

    -Bill-Bartmann

    Comment by Bill Bartmann | September 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Good day Bill,

      Thank you very much for your compliments. Basically what sort of research do you do online?

      Regards,
      Lesster

      Comment by Lesster | September 23, 2009 | Reply


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