7.07.2010

Are Cell Phones Killing Bees?

A new study from India presents data that may explain why the bee population is dying off: cell phones!

Bee experts think that the cell phone radiation may be effecting bee's ability to navigate, therefore inhibiting their ability to go back to their beehives. Researchers hooked up bee hives to cell phones twice a day for 15 minutes, and found that after three months, bees stopped producing honey, egg production fell by a half, and the size of the hive dwindled.

Not all hope is lost though. Scientists do suspect that if the frequency on cell phones was changed, it could help. Read more about how cell phones affect bees!