Cell Phone Radiation Kills Bees

Effects of Cell Phone Radiation

While we are dependent on our cell phones and love them, there is some evidence that cell phone radiation can be dangerous for people, as well as a helpful insect to crops – bees. Studies have found that the radio-frequency radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation, can heat and damage tissues, as well as possibly cause other diseases in the long term, including cancer, brain tumors, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and more. People are not the only beings that are affected by cell phones, however. Some evidence has found that the radiation that comes from cell phones can also kill bees, which can cause all kinds of problems environmentally. Honeybees pollinate crops and other plants, which helps vegetables and fruit to grow and it allows the plants to do their job replenishing the oxygen in the air. What are the mobile radiation effects on the bees?

How Does Cell Phone Radiation Affect Bees?

Studies have suggested that the electromagnetic radiation affects the internal navigation system of the bee, causing it to not be able to return to the hive. The bees then die off, because they are not able to do their normal activities. This premature dying off of the bees causes the fruits and vegetables to not grow as normal, simply because pollination does not occur. This affects the harvest, which can have a significant impact upon the world’s food stores now and in the future. This effect has been seen all over the world from North America to Asia and this can have significant repercussions for people all over the world. Mobile radiation effects can include loss of food crops and can decrease the food for animals that are used for meat, including cows, chickens, and more. This is not a study that is widely accepted, however, simply because many people believe that the decrease in the bee population can be attributed to other issues.

A Contested Theory

Radiation hazards are one issue that is largely contested regarding both bees and humans. The fact that the bee population is dwindling can be attributed to many other things as well, including weather, disease, parasites, etc. The change in weather patterns due to the ozone layer being depleted are thought to cause the bees to die off, which could explain the affect on crops all over the world and the many empty beehives that are found in all parts of the world, also known as Colony Collapse Disorder.

Scientists all over the world are struggling to find and reverse the process of the Colony Collapse Disorder. So far a few theories has been tested but no solid evidence of what is causing this threat was found.
As bees are accountable for 75% of the world seeds distribution of all plants – this is an alarming global threat that needs a solution and fast. If we can’t find and change whatever that is causing bees to die we might face one of the biggest challenges of man-kind.

In the 40′s and 50′s we didn’t know about the link between cigarettes and lung cancer. Are we about to find out about the dark side effects of cellular radiation our mobile device emits?

Bob Shoby

6 Responses to “Cell Phone Radiation Kills Bees”

  1. ♪ ♫ ☮ NYbron ☮ ♪ ♫ says:

    What is causing the honeybees to die off?
    It’s called catastropic colony collapse and it’s killed off 25% of the bees in New York State already. I personally have only seen two honeybees this year so far — it’s truly abnormal. And please don’t say cell phones unless you have hard evidence. The story that was reported in the media a few weeks ago about this was totally false. Could it be pollution? pesticides? climate change? loss of ecosystems? whatever it is, it’s extremely troubling.

  2. Alice says:

    It’s probably all of above! And not only are the honeybees dying off, I’m sure other species are dying off too! That’s why we need to help save Earth from our own destruction! :(
    References :

  3. Rich P says:

    the latest on this is a fungus that is spreading thru the hives via breeders.
    Then there is the school of thought that blames George Bush for everything…but I really don’t believe that.
    References :

  4. caykins says:

    Different sources I’ve come across recently implicate mites or a type of fungus.

    Taken from the second article: top suspects include "a parasite, an unknown virus, some kind of bacteria, pesticides, or a one-two combination of the top four, with one weakening the honeybee and the second killing it."
    References :
    http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/04/10/nb-beedisease.html

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070502.wbees0502/BNStory/Science/home

  5. byderule says:

    a parasitic mite ,changes in temperatures,disease and killer bees,
    also the spraying for mosquitos kills other insects in advertedly

    90% of the feral (wild) bee population in the United States has died out.

    In the Netherlands bee diversity is down 80 percent in the sites researched,

    and that "bee species are declining or have become extinct in Britain."

    the numbers of wildflowers that depend on pollination have dropped by 70 percent.

    If bees continue to die off so would the crops they support and with that would ensue major economic disruption and possibly famine.

    Bees are not the only polinators but if these things are happening to bees we can bet on it that other insects are also in trouble ,on top of this many people are spraying for mosquitos ,with drastic effects .

    so much follows the insects in the food chains ,that we can expect a lot of very bad changes in the environment .

    Albert Einstein said ,that when the bees disappear we have 4 more years to live

    only time will tell what is in store for us ,and that time is running now .
    References :

  6. Advisorpro06 says:

    I’m a beekeeper, and so am somewhat familiar with "Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)". Thankfully – my hives are still intact and growing strong (so far).

    - While the exact mechanisms of CCD are unknown, malnutrition, pesticides, pathogens, immunodeficiencies, mites, fungus, genetically modified (GM) crops, bee rentals and electromagnetic radiation have all been proposed as causative agents.

    - It seems that a very high percentage (25-90%) of the bees are simply disappearing and not returning to the hive. No one is sure at this time what the cause is, but, we do have the following clues, effects, and speculations:

    - CCD was first reported in America in mid-November 2006

    - The effect of CCD is that millions of bees have simply vanished, leaving unborn bees beehind. In most cases, all that’s left in the hives are the doomed offspring (not enough bees stay to keep the hive flourishing). Dead bees are typically nowhere to be found – they just vanish.

    - Nearly all surviving bees afflicted by CCD carry multiple fungal infections, indicating that the bees are being immunosuppressed.

    - in many instances, neighboring bees and other critters are not even raiding the collapsed hives (ie, going after the honey) as would be expected. This suggests the presence of a deterrent chemical or toxin in affected hives.

    - beekeepers who frequently moved their hives (ie, to orchards for pollination) appear more likely to be afflicted.

    - The genome of the honeybee is yielding some clues. Researchers have compared it with that of other insects, including the fruit fly and the mosquito. They have found that bees cannot make an enzyme that other insects use to help eliminate toxins from the body. This could leave bees at risk of poisoning.

    - genetically modified plants are suspected to be the culprit, and may be creating what I would call a "cascading effect" in a complex cycle that causes bees to become infected by other diseases. Some hive survivors (scant few) have been found with multiple infections. Because of this, some researchers are working on the idea that the insects’ immune systems have failed.

    - During the week of April 23rd, the US Department of Agriculture convened a workshop of apiarists and federal and university scientists to suggest some answers.

    Some crops are completely dependent on honeybees, and since most honeybees are owned by beekeepers, this loss will have a serious impact on food production.

    And all of this follows close on the heels of the crises that seemed to be only worsening in recent years because of the varroa and tracheal mites:
    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2005/03/28/m1a_honeybees_0328.html
    References :
    Testimony by Diana Cox-Foster before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture (3/28/2007)
    http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/CCDPpt/CoxFosterTestimonyFinal.pdf

    Description of hives afflicted with CCD
    http://www.honeycouncil.ca/users/news_view.asp?FolderID=3219&NewsID=1146

    Other reports on CCD
    http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/100407beesdying.htm

    http://aginfo.psu.edu/news/07Jan/HoneyBees.htm
    http://infowars.net/articles/april2007/080407bees.htm

    http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9070846

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