Cellphones kill the Bees

May 11 2011, 1:50pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Cellphones kill the Bees

New research puts the blame on cellphones for the sudden drop in bee population world-wide.

You might have heard that bee populations around the world have decreased dramatically over the last couple of decades. Nobody could find a real conclusive reason for this until maybe now.

A research group in Switzerland found out that bees react to active cellphones and even die from them. The bees sense the signals from the cellphones and answer with intense buzzing. At some point the bees get confused and fly around erratically and then die.

The study apparently clearly shows that the bee buzz ten times louder when a nearby cellphone received or made a call. The loud buzzing is actually a warning call and tells bees to leave the hive.

The question is how often bees come close enough to cellphones to die from them. I am not sure if this can be the sole reason for the demise of bees. To be safe, look around for bees before you make a call.

Via the Daily Mail.

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