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Mobile towers threatening honey bees in Kerala

Posted By admin On September 1, 2009 @ 3:50 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

N Muraleedharan
PTI [1]
Tuesday, Sept 1, 2009

Mobile towers are posing a threat to honey bees in Kerala withe electromagnetic radiation from mobile towers and cell phones having the potential to kill worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers, says a study.

A plunge in beehive population has been reported from different parts of Kerala and if measures are not taken to check mushrooming of mobile powers, bees could be wiped out from Kerala within a decade, environmentalist and Reader in Zoology, Dr Sainudeen Pattazhy says in his study.

In one of his experiments he found that when a mobile phone was kept near a beehive it resulted in collapse of the colony in five to 10 days, with the worker bees failing to return home, leaving the hives with just queens, eggs and hive-bound immature bees.

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[3] Could Cell Phones Be Killing the Honey Bee?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/could-cell-phones-be-killing-the-honey-bee.html

[4] Cellphone Towers EMR Damaging Biological Systems of Birds, Insects, Humans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cellphone-towers-emr-damaging-biological-systems-of-birds-insects-humans.html

[5] Are honey bees being killed off by chemically coated crop seeds?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/are-honey-bees-being-killed-off-by-chemically-coated-crop-seeds.html

[6] Mobile phones responsible for collapse of honeybee populations?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mobile-phones-responsible-for-collapse-of-honeybee-populations.html

[7] Cell phone towers may be ultimate cause of honeybee population collapse: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cell-phone-towers-may-be-ultimate-cause-of-honeybee-population-collapse.html

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