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Our Phone Calls May Be Killing the Bees

Our Phone Calls May Be Killing the Bees

Soon we may face the serious conundrum of having to hang up moblie phones to save the honey.  A new Swiss Federal Institute of Technology study (PDF) has concluded that cellular phone calls disrupt a vital honeybee communication signal (known as “worker piping“), causing the bees to become terminally confused and die (a condition known as Colony Collapse Disorder).

The worldwide decline in the honeybee population has been closely watched and documented by scientists, and has for the most part been attributed to chemical toxins, such as the controversial hive-killing pesiticide clothiadin. This study is the first to present hard evidence of a technology-based cause for the bee-pocalypse. 

Scientists point out that the ever-growing disappearance of honeybees may have devastating ripple-effects for the environment and for the world’s human population. Since 70% of food crops are pollinated by honeybees, the prevalence of Colony Collapse Disorder among bees could easily impact agriculture and world hunger.

Wildlife and environmental protection advocates at Citizens for Safe Technology have had a long-standing mission to alert the public to the possible dangers of wireless technology:

Wireless devices and technologies, and the infrastructure required to support them, are endangering not only human biology, but all natural processes in our environment as well. Wildlife, and the environmental systems they depend on to survive. We can all take immediate steps to lessen the damage we are causing from using wireless technologies.

The latest evidence pointing to the toxicity of cell phones has them currently raising this question

“With the impending introduction of 4G to add to the mix…how will nature fare? Will the income from the sale of 4G frequencies make up for the loss in food production and the collapse of the honeybee?”

Take Action: Sign the petition to solve the honeybee crisis.

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6:56AM PDT on Aug 12, 2014

I can't talk on a cell phone, I get a sharp electrical shock in the hand that holds the phone and it goes up my arm and into my ear. I don't use them.

11:26PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

Poor bees. We should protect them.

4:27AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Nobody needs to be connected 24/7. WIFI is detrimental to over health.

7:51AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

This whole issue is (unfortunately) a complex connection of not just one or two primary things that cause their death. Haarp-Chemtrails-Radio/Cell PhoneTowers' massive activities in the same time heavily affects their lives. Pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals that also influence their death. The bees in Hungary started to massively disappear from the year 2009. Last year we had plenty of them, even in the cities. When the Hungarian Government started to plan the ban of GMOs & GEOs, which is now set in the New Fundamental Law, a heavy chemtrailing & haarp activity was observed in the airspace of Hungary.

High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, is a project having the goal of studying fundamental physical principles which govern the region of the earth's atmosphere known as the ionosphere. It is through this region that earth-based communications and radar transmissions must travel to reach satellites or to probe solar and planetary bodies; and conversely, for radio signals from outside the immediate environment of the earth to reach its surface. It also is from these ionized layers that radio waves reflect to achieve over-the-horizon communication and radar systems. The proposed research will be undertaken using high power radio transmitters to probe the overhead ionosphere, combined with a complement of modern scientific diagnostic instruments to investigate the results of the interactions...This ionized gas of the ionosphere behaves much different

7:48AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

This whole issue is (unfortunately) a complex connection of not just one or two primary things that cause their death. Haarp-Chemtrails-Radio/Cell PhoneTowers' massive activities in the same time heavily affects their lives. Pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals that also influence their death. The bees in Hungary started to massively disappear from the year 2009. Last year we had plenty of them, even in the cities. When the Hungarian Government started to plan the ban of GMOs & GEOs, which is now set in the New Fundamental Law, a heavy chemtrailing & haarp activity was observed in the airspace of Hungary.

High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, is a project having the goal of studying fundamental physical principles which govern the region of the earth's atmosphere known as the ionosphere. It is through this region that earth-based communications and radar transmissions must travel to reach satellites or to probe solar and planetary bodies; and conversely, for radio signals from outside the immediate environment of the earth to reach its surface. It also is from these ionized layers that radio waves reflect to achieve over-the-horizon communication and radar systems. The proposed research will be undertaken using high power radio transmitters to probe the overhead ionosphere, combined with a complement of modern scientific diagnostic instruments to investigate the results of the interactions...This ionized gas of the ionosphere behaves much different

6:28AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

The studies have been debunked! The studies they refer to place the cell phones IN THE HIVE. At such close range the bee's sensitive nervous system would indeed be harmed. But there is no proof that cell phone signals outside the hive kill bees--in fact the the double blind studies with phones not placed in the hive did not kill the bees. The scientists of the original study on this publicly announced their study was not to prove that cell phones kill bees, but to study the sensitivity of bees to electromagnetic radiation and signals. The media latched on to this and was encouraged---likely paid by pesticide companies to widely promote the myth. The truth has been documented in an authoritative book "A Spring Without Bees" 2008 by Michael Schacker. Since then 7 European countries have banned classes of neonicotinoid pesticides--particularly imidacloprid and clothianidan because their scientists had found a direct link to colony collapse disorder and bee death due to neurotoxic poisoning. Please do not promote this cell phone idea---it is detracting from the real cause of massive honeybee die-off and it is not the truth. That said, cell phone radiation is harmful and studies have shown a link to brain cancer in humans.

2:02AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

This is a very sad story. Other animals and plants have to go only because "we" humans do not want to share the world with other life forms, these life forms "we" would not eat (vegetarian food is not a bad idea, or eating with conscience as the so called primitive cultures did and still do, if they still exist. No meat/fish every day). "We" destroy everything around us and "we" forget, that everything is important to survive, too.

As little child i thought that rain is when God and the angels cry - because "we" humans have forgotten that we need this "intelligence", someone who could help... if "we" hadn't turned away for many centuries ago...

"Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten." (Native American proverb)

"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers." (Martin Luther King)

1:58PM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

INTERESTING

8:23PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Ah que caray, ahora si que pobres abejas porque no creo que eso vaya a cambiar

6:50PM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT - JUST WHEN I WAS INTRODUCED TO A SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT TO ALLERGENS IN UTAH. HONEY FROM UTAH HAS TAKEN OVER MY LIFESTYLE FOR THE BETTER. I HOPE NO BEES WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF MY HONEY.

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