Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cellphones killing off honeybeys?

Well, there has been a huge die off of honeybees. That much is known. That cellphones might be the culprit is still deep in the theory stage, though apparently it has a few teeth.

This article suggests that the waves put off my cellphones are messing with the navigation of honeybees, keeping them from finding their way home. Enough of them don't return and the colony collapses.

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm Pro-Bee. I don't have to be a fruit and vegetable lover to have an affection for these little guys -- but it does help. Whatever it is causing the enormous die off of domestic bees does need to be sussed out, because so many crops depend on domestic bees to amplify their pollination rates for good food production.

I'll keep a special eye on any bee news in the future for ya'll.


stingite said...

Oh my word that just gave me the creeps.

"Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, 'man would have only four years of life left'."

Tate said...

it is a sad and scary word where we are more concerned with the next great car or cell phone or whatever, and not worried about the basics of life, like trees,bees, earth itself...
Rant off .....for the moment

Shocho said...

I have never called a bee on a cell phone, and I would think they would learn not to answer eventually.

Okay seriously, I like bees too, and if this is true, it's awful.