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Disappearing Bees
04-16-2007, 02:42 AM,
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Disappearing Bees
Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
2007 04 15

By Geoffrey Lean and Harriet Shawcross

It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film. But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world's harvests fail.

They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world - the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops. Late last week, some bee-keepers claimed that the phenomenon - which started in the US, then spread to continental Europe - was beginning to hit Britain as well.

The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees' navigation systems, preventing the famously homeloving species from finding their way back to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to back this up.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers, like so many apian Mary Celestes. The vanished bees are never found, but thought to die singly far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.

The alarm was first sounded last autumn, but has now hit half of all American states. The West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of its commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East Coast.

CCD has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. And last week John Chapple, one of London's biggest bee-keepers, announced that 23 of his 40 hives have been abruptly abandoned.

Other apiarists have recorded losses in Scotland, Wales and north-west England, but the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs insisted: "There is absolutely no evidence of CCD in the UK."

The implications of the spread are alarming. Most of the world's crops depend on pollination by bees. Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, "man would have only four years of life left".

No one knows why it is happening. Theories involving mites, pesticides, global warming and GM crops have been proposed, but all have drawbacks.

German research has long shown that bees' behaviour changes near power lines.

Now a limited study at Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby. Dr Jochen Kuhn, who carried it out, said this could provide a "hint" to a possible cause.

Dr George Carlo, who headed a massive study by the US government and mobile phone industry of hazards from mobiles in the Nineties, said: "I am convinced the possibility is real."

The case against handsets

Evidence of dangers to people from mobile phones is increasing. But proof is still lacking, largely because many of the biggest perils, such as cancer, take decades to show up.

Most research on cancer has so far proved inconclusive. But an official Finnish study found that people who used the phones for more than 10 years were 40 per cent more likely to get a brain tumour on the same side as they held the handset.

Equally alarming, blue-chip Swedish research revealed that radiation from mobile phones killed off brain cells, suggesting that today's teenagers could go senile in the prime of their lives.

Studies in India and the US have raised the possibility that men who use mobile phones heavily have reduced sperm counts. And, more prosaically, doctors have identified the condition of "text thumb", a form of RSI from constant texting.

Professor Sir William Stewart, who has headed two official inquiries, warned that children under eight should not use mobiles and made a series of safety recommendations, largely ignored by ministers.

Article from: http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/...icle2449968.ece

I couldn't help but notice, that if all the bees died by 2008 than according to Einstein we will all be dead by 2012. I'm just sayin. :huh:
The belief in 'coincidence' is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.

&I don't understand why you're taking such a belligerant tone when you're obviously the ignorant one here. &
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04-16-2007, 03:08 AM,
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I thought it was supposed to be the GM crops killing bees
&Alice laughed, &There's no use trying,& she said: &one can't believe impossible things.& &I daresay you haven't had much practice,& said the Queen. &When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.&
- Lewis Carroll

&Things are seldom as they seem ... Skim milk masquerades as cream.&
- Gilbert and Sullivan (Pinafore)

At NASA, it really is rocket science, and the decision makers really are rocket scientists.
But a body of research that is getting more and more attention points to the ways that smart people working collectively can be dumber than the sum of their parts. .. Irwin Janis? &Groupthink:& is a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members' striving for unanimity override realistic appraisals ? It is the triumph of concurrence over good sense, and authority over expertise.&
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04-16-2007, 04:34 AM,
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They mention it as a theory If you read the article. Of course no one really knows what it is, this one just speculates that it might be Cell phones/Radio waves.

Plus the bees abandoning the hives with cell phones near them is a start to finding out what it might be.
The belief in 'coincidence' is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.

&I don't understand why you're taking such a belligerant tone when you're obviously the ignorant one here. &
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04-16-2007, 04:58 AM,
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http://conspiracycentral.info/index.php?sh...178&hl=bees
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04-16-2007, 05:00 AM,
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This puts another new spin on it. Not entirely doubting it either.

But it leaves me with a concern. How greedy are corporations? If they absolutely knew that it was their phones that were doing it, would they rather let the bees die for their love of money?

I have no doubts that Monsanto would. They have proven themselves to be nothing but evil imho. They are so arrogant they would probably try to invent their own GM bee.

Crazy world folks.
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04-16-2007, 05:15 AM,
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Quote:They are so arrogant they would probably try to invent their own GM bee.
probably, already working on it.
&Alice laughed, &There's no use trying,& she said: &one can't believe impossible things.& &I daresay you haven't had much practice,& said the Queen. &When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.&
- Lewis Carroll

&Things are seldom as they seem ... Skim milk masquerades as cream.&
- Gilbert and Sullivan (Pinafore)

At NASA, it really is rocket science, and the decision makers really are rocket scientists.
But a body of research that is getting more and more attention points to the ways that smart people working collectively can be dumber than the sum of their parts. .. Irwin Janis? &Groupthink:& is a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members' striving for unanimity override realistic appraisals ? It is the triumph of concurrence over good sense, and authority over expertise.&
-John Schwartz & Matthew L. Wade
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04-16-2007, 06:15 AM,
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Doesn't Israel already have a robotic hornet or some shit?

Soon our entire world will be manufactured.
The belief in 'coincidence' is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.

&I don't understand why you're taking such a belligerant tone when you're obviously the ignorant one here. &
-triplesix
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04-16-2007, 06:53 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-16-2007, 06:56 AM by WeThePeople.)
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Quote:The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.
Duh. I wonder if it's occurred to anyone to do a careful chemical analysis of the honey in the abandoned hives. I would bet it's full of some sort of new pesticide, hormone, or some other new chemical that's being used on crops. The fact that not even parasites and wildlife will go near the abandoned hives tells me that there must be something terribly wrong with the honey, and consequently wrong with the plants the bees have been harvesting their pollen from - at least that would be my first approach. As Jack said, it could possibly even have something to do with GM crops(?) Some of the new GM crops have their own pesticide "built-in" to their DNA for example.
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04-16-2007, 08:51 AM,
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Quote:
Quote:The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.
Duh. I wonder if it's occurred to anyone to do a careful chemical analysis of the honey in the abandoned hives. I would bet it's full of some sort of new pesticide, hormone, or some other new chemical that's being used on crops. The fact that not even parasites and wildlife will go near the abandoned hives tells me that there must be something terribly wrong with the honey, and consequently wrong with the plants the bees have been harvesting their pollen from - at least that would be my first approach. As Jack said, it could possibly even have something to do with GM crops(?) Some of the new GM crops have their own pesticide "built-in" to their DNA for example.

That would be a good start.

You can rule out cell phones. Cell phones have been around since the 1970s, and Europe had a much better developed system years before the US did. When I came to the US, I was pissed off because in Europe only the caller is billed for air time, but in the US, both the caller and receiver are billed for air time which to me was double-billing and quite underhanded.

Besides, cell phones are FM radio waves and commerical FM radio towers are more powerful than cell phone radio towers and have been around for decades.

Bees don't pollinate crops, except for those crops that have flowers, like tomatoes. All of your crops like grains (wheat, sorghum, rye, millet, etc) and corn and others are pollinated by wind and insects.

There was a thing on this on Art Bell back in 1993 or 1994. The show discussed the plight of bees, plus mutations occuring in amphibians which are also sensitive to UV radiation.

Bees are very sensitive to UV radiation because that's how they see. Bumble bees have the ability to make limited adaptions to changes in the wavelengths of UV radiation however it still affects their search time and it affects the number of trips they make from the hive.

Other types of bees have not shown the ability to adapt to changes in UV radiation. As the Earth approaches perihelion with the Sun you have to wonder if the greater instensity of light isn't affecting their sight. The Earth will reach perihelion in 2012, so this might continue for some time. Currently, through 2012 and for a few years after, the Earth's orbit is as close to circle as it will ever be. After that, it will move back into an elongated elliptical orbit and its perihelion will be farther from the Sun, so whatever is happening with the UV radiation will lessen or abate.

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04-17-2007, 12:59 AM,
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Quote:Doesn't Israel already have a robotic hornet or some shit?
Yes, but I don't recall the news article I read about it in. That would be a good article to keep on file to see how that type of micro miniature flying machines progresses in capabilities as well as low cost to manufacture.

Actually however, what I expect to happen next is for some major agri-business concern that's also involved in DNA manipulation to announce a new patented strain of GM bees that are immune to whatever is killing off our traditional European honeybees, and to charge a Kings ransom for them.

Just had a funny thought: This would play right into the "Chemtrails" guy's view of things, since they could claim the purpose of the supposed "spraying" is to kill the worlds bees! :laugh: Unfortunately to date there is no object evidence for poisonous contrails.
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04-17-2007, 02:26 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-17-2007, 02:27 AM by TeslaandLyne.)
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More business for some one the makes royal jelly and sells Queen bees.
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