Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cell Phones Hurting Bee Populations?

Apiculture World Abuzz Over Theory That Cellphone Radiation May Be Killing Bees
Sheryl Ubelacker, Canadian Press, 4/17/2007

TORONTO (CP) — A mysterious malady that is causing honeybees to disappear en masse from their hives in parts of North America and Europe may be linked to radiation from cellphones and other high-tech communications devices, a study by German researchers suggests.

While the theory has created a lot of buzz in the beekeeping world, apiarists say there could be any number of reasons why the bees are deserting their hives and presumably dying off in large numbers, including changing weather patterns and mite or other kinds of infestations...

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