Bees Being Killed by Cell Phones?
Hopefully this isn’t true. So far it’s just the opinion of one person: Dr. Daniel Favre, a bee researcher.
Dr. Favre has conducted experiments placing a cell phone under a beehive, and monitoring how the bees act when the phone is off, in standby mode, and active. When the phone is transmitting a signal, the bees will let off an alert that’s usually used during swarming. The bees wouldn’t actually swarm, and when the phone is finished transmitting its signal, the bees’ behavior would return to normal.
These results aren’t conclusive, but Dr. Favre thinks it could mean that cell phone signals are causing bees to abandon their hives. Let’s hope this isn’t true.
If it comes down to this, what will the six billion members of Homo Sapiens choose — saving the world’s food supply or blubbering on our cell phones?