Saturday, February 22, 2014

UST GS Mobile phone towers threaten honeybees

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
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If the supply of honey in the market is dwindling and its price is going up, blame it to the electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cellphones that adversely affect the navigational skills of the worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers and make it into honey. As a result the whole colony starves and dies. This is happening all over the world where cell phones and related devices are being used.

NOTE: In other articles, electromagnetic waves have similarly affected the efficiency of many insects and organisms that are responsible in pollination.  The effect has been noted in the decreasing supply of fruits and vegetables - quality like sweetness, size, texture, nutritional content, and the like, notwithstanding.   
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Honeybee worker gathering nectar and pollen from Kamias flowers.

Mobile phone towers threaten honeybees

NEW DELHI (AFP) - The electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cellphones can pose a threat to honeybees, 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 Oattazhy, who conducted the study, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

He found out that when a cellphone was kept near a beehive, the worker bees were unable to return, leaving the hives with only the queen and eggs and resulting in the collapse of the colony within 10 days.

Over 100,000 people in Kerala are engaged in apiculture and the dwindling worker bees 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, the honeybees may be wiped out, Pattzhy said.~

The Philippine Star
September 5, 2009 Saemaul Undung 

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