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Two Bees? Aw, Not Two Bees…

The cause of the widespread decline in pollinating bee populations has still not been explained, but new research published in the journal PLoS ONE has revealed an alarmingly rapid spread of disease from commercial bees to their wild pollinating cousins. Researchers Michael Otterstatter and James Thomson, from the University of Toronto, provide evidence that commercially […]

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Cell Phones To Blame For Deserted Bee Colonies?




A small study from Landau University in Germany suggests that the navigational capabilities of honeybees may be adversely affected by radiation from GSM cell phones. The findings could provide an answer to the mystery of disappearing bee colonies across the Western world. The cell phone study, conducted by Landau’s Jochen Kuhn, was originally presented at […]




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