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March 06, 2007

Millions of Bees Die - Are Electromagnetic Signals To Blame?

Bees in the US are dying of some unknown cause - millions of them are leaving their hives and do not come back. What is happening? The problem has got a name - colony collapse disorder - but no apparent cause.


Bee hive

Some years back, France and other European countries had a similar, if less severe die-off of honey bees. At the time Gaucho, a poisonous seed treatment chemical produced by Bayer, was blamed, the die-off has continued in Europe, although at a comparatively slower pace.

The situation in the US seems even more severe than what happened in Europe, and certainly the onset is more sudden. According to The Independent, millions of honey bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die, leaving beekeepers facing ruin and US agriculture under threat.

"Across the country, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific, honey bee colonies have started to die off, abruptly and decisively. Millions of bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die (they cannot survive as a colony without the queen, who is always left behind).

Some beekeepers, especially those with big portable apiaries, or bee farms, which are used for large-scale pollination of fruit and vegetable crops, are facing commercial ruin - and there is a growing threat that America's agriculture may be struck a mortal blow by the loss of the pollinators. Yet scientists investigating the problem have no idea what is causing it."

On one of my weekly news grabs, I linked an article on the mysterious die-off of honey bees, and a reader commented, suggesting that emissions of GWEN, the Ground Wave Emergency Network, might be to blame. Here is what he had to say:

After reading several articles on the disappearance of the honeybee, the thought occurred that this appears to be happening only in the US. A Google search turned up nothing on this phenomenon in any other country, including Canada and Mexico.

Why only the US? Also, why are nonsensical excuses being offered up by the pseudo-scientific community for the demise of the bee?

Researchers have dubbed the syndrome the "colony collapse disorder." They say the bees presumably are dying in the fields, perhaps becoming exhausted or disoriented and eventually dying from exposure to the cold. Or, it could just be that the bees are stressed out. Give me a break!

Tired bees? Dying from weather exposure? Stressed out bees? Disoriented?


Just imagine a tired bee for a moment. When’s the last time you saw a tired bee?

Dying from weather exposure? Weather cold enough to kill bees in their hives would also decimate other insect populations. No report on that, huh?

Stressed out bees? What, all of a sudden bees get stressed out? What about bees in other countries? They don’t seem to be having a problem at all.

Disoriented bees? Ah, well this is a possibility. But what would make them disoriented? Perhaps it is the 250 HZ signals being pumped out of GWEN stations all over America. This signal makes people angry, so that they support the administrations idea of going after Iran and violence in general. It works great for mass manipulation of opinion. Unfortunately, the same signal will induce a misdirection of up to 10 degrees in the navigation ability of the honeybee. They go away from the hive and never come back because they can no longer find it. That’s why it’s only happening in the US.

Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of this is that US media has never ventured to question why it is only happening here. Somebody must have told them to clam up on this issue or the current crop of US reporters got their degrees in journalism out of a Cracker Jack box.

Now what the hell are GWEN stations, you might want to ask, and what could they have to do with the catastrophic die-off of honey bees...

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GWEN, Microwave Arrays and Mobile Phone Radiation

GWEN, the Ground Wave Emergency Network, is a military communications network, consisting of some 300 transmitters dotting the whole of the continental United States. Each tower is 300-500 feet high. The stations are from 200 to 250 miles apart, so that a signal can go from coast to coast from one station to another. The official purpose is "to ensure adequate communication between command authorities and land-based strategic nuclear forces in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States mainland." But others say a hidden use of the system may be "electromagnetic mind-altering technology" by the use of ELF or Extremely Low Frequency waves.

According to a 1982 Air Force review of biotechnology, ELF has a number of potential military uses, including "dealing with terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling breaches of security at military installations, and antipersonnel techniques in tactical warfare." The same report states:

"Electromagnetic systems would be used to produce mild to severe physiological disruption or perceptual distortion or disorientation. They are silent, and counter-measures to them may be difficult to develop."

Robert O. Becker, M.D., in his book "Crosscurrents: The Perils of Electropollution" said:

"GWEN is a superb system, in combination with cyclotron resonance, for producing behavioral alterations in the civilian population. The average strength of the steady geomagnetic field varies from place to place across the United States. Therefore, if one wished to resonate a specific ion in living things in a specific locality, one would require a specific frequency for that location. The spacing of GWEN transmitters 200 miles apart across the United States would allow such specific frequencies to be 'tailored' to the geomagnetic-field strength in each GWEN area."

The bees seem to be playing the role that canary birds had in the mines, warning us of impending desaster. Are these insects, by their unprecedented behavior of flying off without returning to their hives, showing that something insidious is going on?

According to a message from Art Kab, electromagnetic waves may well have the capacity of disorienting not only bees but a number of flying creatures. Here is a specific instance involving bees he quotes:

At Cornell Univ. honeybees in a hive relocated into a new building became disoriented. After extensive research ruled out other causes, someone noticed the hive was next to the building's electric transformer. The bees were confused by 60 hz magnetism strong enough to interfere with homing and communication to gather nectar and pollen. (

In Germany, a study of honeybees irradiated with DECT mobile phone base station radiation found that only few of the irradiated bees returned to the hive, and that they required more time to return than the non irradiated bees. Also, the weight of the honeycombs of the irradiated bees was found to be smaller than those in the hives of non irradiated bees. (Stever H, Kuhn J, Otten C, Wunder B, Harst W. Verhaltensaenderung unter elektromagnetischer Exposition. Pilotstudie. Institut fuer Mathematik. Arbeitsgruppe Bildungsinformatik. Universitaet Koblenz-Landau; 2005.

See also Ouruhia Web, a New Zealand electromagnetic waves website.

Firstenberg, A. 1997: Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution. Cellular Phone Taskforce. Brooklyn, NY 11210.

Alfonso Balmori on EMFacts.

Other indications put together by Art Kab about the effects suffered not only by bees but also birds and farm animals from the effects of cell phone radiation:

The effects of EMR are being felt by wildlife and the environment as a whole, Birds, bees, worms, trees are all being affected. We need to fight for not only the future of mankind but for the future of the whole environment.

Vienna physicians are displaying information posters in doctor's surgeries. They state radiation from mobile phones is far from being harmless as they have been told by the cell phone companies. They have therefore, in order to act responsibly, the Chamber of Doctors in Vienna, Austria, has decided to inform people about potential medical risks.

His findings, and subsequent related work by Dr Cyril Smith (Smith and Baker, 1982), seem relevant also to the earlier and more generally accepted studies on bees and homing pigeons, both of which are known to have receptors which are able to sense the Earth's magnetic field and its variations, which they use to help direct their survival behavior. My own extraordinary first experience of complete disorientation below the lines may also be relevant; I had never experienced this before, though I have done so since, most notably after I had held up a fluorescent tube for over an hour, to be photographed under the lines; the next day, after a distressingly sleepless night, I found what looked like a burn on that shoulder.
(link no longer active)

Our cheap transistor radios can pick up and separate out hundreds of radio signals at levels of a few hundreds of microvolts/metre. More sophisticated communications receivers can work down to levels of about 10 microvolts/metre. Radio-astronomers work on informational signals from stars at less than 1 microvolt/metre - this is a power level of about 0.000 000 000 001 microwatt/cm2 (1 attowatt/cm2 !!). We can now detect and create pictures from signals from spacecraft at our outer planets using transmit powers similar to those use by mobile phones of a few watts!

Honeybees have been shown to be sensitive to magnetic flux differences of 1 nanotesla (10 microGauss) [4][Theoretically humans could also be sensitive down to less than this level (pineal thermal noise c. 0.24 nanotesla - Smith, 1985). Various sea creatures can detect voltage gradients of a few 10's of microvolts/metre.

Biological stochastic resonance from regular pulsing EMFs can effectively amplify coherent signals (like power EMFs) by vast amounts.

What arrogant nonsense to suggest that living systems need to be "cooked" before they realize they are being bombarded by signals and that microwaves of 100 volts/metre are harmless to us.

Honey bees navigate by observing changes as small as 0.6% in the Earth's magnetic field (2.5 mG out of 400 mG). Other studies have shown that other animals, such as sea turtles and homing pigeons, can navigate using the Earth's magnetic field as a guide. In order to navigate to precision, it is necessary to have many magnetosomes with a permanent dipole moment which are able to maintain their direction in the Earth's magnetic field while being buffeted by Brownian thermal fluctuations.

V.3. Animals: Honey bees follow B fields (Walker/Bitterman, J. Comp. Physiol. 157, 67-73, 1995, and Science 265, 95, 1994) down to a few mG DC accuracy and sea turtles turn when B varies at earth's locations (Science 264, 661 (1994).

42. "Honeybees Can Be Trained to Respond to Very Small Changes in Geomagnetic Field Intensity," M.M. Walker and M.E. Bitterman, J. Exp. Biology 145, 489-494 (1989). (A)

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Although the major trouble seems to be in the US, beekeepers in many European countries are also reporting heavy losses. Perhaps we should not concentrate, therefore, on one particular system of electromagnetic emissions. Other candidates that have world wide effects are the HAARP ionospheric heaters and the explosive growth of the cellular communications system in just about every country.

Mobile phone providers are covering the earth with a fine-mesh network of microwave-emitting senders and repeaters, in addition to the billions of mobile phones we are using.

One of the major points of trouble seems to be that the radiations from mobile phones have passed from analog to digital in the last few years, which means they are pulsed at around 220 "packets" per second. That frequency is very close to the native frequency of the bees' hum, which has been measured to be in the range of 190 to 250 cycles per second.

There are those who warn of health dangers of the mobile phone craze, but the mainstream response seems to be "here comes the tinfoil hat brigade".

Are we going to run our of food before we realize what we're doing?

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Update June 2007: How this story is developing and how the cell phone industry is doing everything to throw doubt on the microwave/cell phones hypothesis...

A Question to and comment by Dr George L. Carlo of the Science and Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dear Dr. Carlo:

I have read recently in that the theory that bees are disappearing because of exposure to EMR is not supported by any science. You were on Good Morning America supporting that theory. Who is correct?

Carol H
Amherst, MA

Dear Carol:

Unfortunately, the situation with the bees is a page out of the playbook that we deal with all the time with the mobile phone industry. When the bee story first broke, it was based on a German study that showed information carrying radio waves disrupted the ability of bees to make it back to their hives. That work was made public about two months ago. There were other data to support it as well. You can see some of that on our SWI website -- note especially an exceptionally insightful article by Milt Bowling posted there.

The news media ran with the story, bolstered a great deal by a quote attributed to Albert Einstein something along these lines: 'watch the bees. when they disappear, man will disappear within four years'......The mobile phone industry was caught off-guard by the widespread media attention the story garnered.

After the first news cycle, the mobile phone industry 'hit squad' went into action. First, they planted stories that cast doubt on the Einstein quote. Never before have I seen such a desperate attempt to distance a quote from a figure as revered as Albert Einstein. In the process, his name was besmirched. Very sad. Next, they conscripted scientists from a number of universities to begin going public with other explanations...viruses, bacteria, pesticides etc., etc., etc.. These alternatives have been making the rounds over the past month. The mobile phone industry is putting quite a bit of money into the pockets of these scientists by supporting their work regarding viruses and alternative explanations. The industry is dealing with it as a politics and public relations problem.... thus, manipulation of the public perception is the appropriate remedy for them. Sadly, this is business as usual for the mobile phone industry.

Most people in the public don't know the back story, so they do not see the manipulation coming or have the necessary bases for skepticism to see through it. But here is the bottom line:

The colony collapse disorder has occurred concurrently on four continents within a very short time frame. If the reason was biological or chemical, there would be a pattern of epidemic spread.... we would be able to trace the spread of bee disappearance or Colony Collapse Disorder from a source similar to the spread of SARS a few years ago. That is not the case. The condition has hit each continent at roughly the same time. That would mean the cause has to have hit the continents at the same time as well. Mobile phones meet that criterion.

None of the biological or chemical hypotheses actually have a mechanistic explanation that is plausible. The science for the biological and chemical alternatives is far thinner than the science supporting the EMR connection. A case of the pot calling the kettle black.

The disruption of intercellular communication hypothesis that we now know effects cell membranes in most species is biologically plausible...and no other theory has that support.

The basis for a biological mechanism, coupled with the saturation in information carrying radio waves we have globally in the past 14 months, provides the underpinning. In 2004, we had the first billion cell phone users globally, the accumulation over 20 years; by mid 2006, we had the second billion; today we have surpassed three billion. That suggests we are near a saturation point of these waves in the ambient environment. The bees are likely the harbinger or the proverbial 'canaries in the coal mine'.

Taken together, EMR is the only explanation that makes sense regarding the disappearing bees: the timing is correct -- the problem has occurred primarily within the past two years....when we have nearly tripled the background level of information carrying radio waves; the pattern is global so that suggests a cause that is globally present; there is at least one peer-reviewed study that supports it, and there is a mechanism documented that lends biological plausibility.

In our view, this is a serious 'red flag' of risk that should be heeded. This is yet another example of mobile phone industry orchestration aimed at distracting the public from data that can save lives.
Dr. George L. Carlo
Science and Public Policy Institute
1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW -- 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20004

Update August 2008: Is Colony Collapse the price of e.m.f. progress?
In this presentation to the beekepers' association in Glastonbury, UK, Barrie Trower, a consultant to several associations concerned with the effects of electromagnetic waves on people, outlines the physical basis of how, in all likelihood, pulsed microwave radiation from rapidly growing communications networks disorients and thereby kills bees, leading to the atypical collapse of bee populations world wide.

Update November 2009:
More recently (the English translation is from March 2009) several scientists and doctors of the German "Competence Initiative" have compiled a lot of research into a paper that explains how pulsed radiofrequency radiation damages biological tissues and disorients both bees and birds. The paper is available here:

Bees, Birds and Mankind - Destroying Nature by 'Electrosmog'


This is an extremely important brochure that has been composed and sponsored by the Competence Initiative, an alliance of scientists and medical doctors who are concerned with electromagnetic pollution of our environment. The negative impact of cellphone technology on insects and birds is posing an extremely grave risk on the environmental health of the planet. Human beings are not immune. Several mechanisms of damage are known in Medicine. Cellphone technology was never safety tested and now both animals and humans around the world are paying the consequences of this criminal neglect sponsored by the World Health Organization and the ICNIRP (the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection).

This is a long read at over 40 pages, but it is the best compilation of the science regarding radiation damage to insects, birds and mammals I have yet seen. Explains the problem in layman's terms but also provides all the scientific references for who wants to delve deeper into the rabbit hole.

See also:

When Bees Disappear, Will Man Soon Follow?
On a recent conference call, Dr. Carlo laid the blame for the sudden demise (often within 72 hours) of entire bee colonies on the recent proliferation of electromagnetic waves (EMF). He cited the startling statistic that, at present, there are some 2.5 billion cell phone users around the world. While this (plus the explosive growth of cell phone towers) used to be the major concern, the problem has been significantly exacerbated by the recent introduction of satellite radio. Dr. Carlo commented that the constant electromagnetic background noise seems to disrupt intercellular communication within individual bees, such that many of them cannot find their way back to the hive.

The problem could well be in our unbridled use of electromagnetic radiation in communications, which is one of the great unacknowledged health threats not only for humans, but it may be killing the bees as well.

EMF frequencies or microwave frequencies are overriding normal control mechanisms in the body and shutting off energy production
As in radio and other transmitters, crystals act to convert certain discrete frequencies into electrical signals. Before we had all of the electro-pollution, animals could simply orient themselves to the earths electromagnetic signature. Additionally animals could store into memory at a subconscious level the discrete signatures of subtle variations in electromagnetic signalling from various regions. This would explain the highly specific nature of migratory behaviour seen in certain animals. What has not been appreciated is the ability which has probably evolved over time to see, complex patterns that are generated from the earth's electromagnetic signature.

Protecting Bees From Mobile Phone Radiation
An old truck has been until recently the domicile of a total of seven bee hives. Siegfried Vogel (in picture) has lost four of his bee colonies in the past year - those which were located behind wooden shielding on his truck. His son Reinhold has had better luck: He still owns his three colonies of bees which are located behind and protected by a portion of aluminum shielding on the same truck. Hence, Siegfried Vogel is now advising all beekeepers to protect their colonies of bees from mobile-phone radiation with aluminum shielding.

EMF frequencies or microwave frequencies are overriding normal control mechanisms in the body and shutting off energy production

Catastrophic Bee Population Decline May Be Related to Bt-Spliced GMO Crops
"Nobody knows why the bees are dying. There is evidence though that GE crops contribute to this, in particular insect resistant crops producing the Bt-toxin. Though healthy bees do not seem to be affected by Bt pollen, a scientist called Hans-Hinrich Kaatz in Germany has found that bees infested with parasites and fed with Bt pollen were affected and died at a high rate.

City Beekeeping
Just to get a bit of an idea of what it involves to work with bees

A Natural Mystic: The Honey Bee is Speaking to Us
Other causes that are effecting the bees are electromagnetic frequencies that are being pumped into the air by all the cell phone towers and military technologies such as HAARP. These frequencies are having an effect on the bees along with the chemtrails that work in tandem with these frequencies as plasma antennas. Bees use natural electromagnetic frequencies to hone in on where the flowers are that they gather their pollen and nectar from and to speak to one another. Birds do the same when it comes to traveling south for the winter.

15 April 2007: Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
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.

Bid to halt bumblebee decline
I suspect not only are honeybees in decline, but other species of bees/insects as well. Here is an article on bumblebees going extinct - at least some species.

Cellular phone uses linked to bee deaths
Weatherall is among those who believe a report out of Landau University in Koblenz, Germany, that links cellphone radiation to bee behaviour. Weatherall said that he, too, was forced out of his new home when hydro-electric lines made him hypersensitive to electricity. He said his symptoms included constant ringing in his ears, headaches and nausea and eventually led to a diagnosis of prostate cancer. "Some people are virtually suicidal they're so upset with the way they feel all the time," said Weatherall.

Competing view: Neonicotinoid insecticides are harmful to the honeybee
A team of scientist led by the National Institute of Beekeeping in Bologna, Italy, found that pollen obtained from seeds dressed with imidacloprid contains significant levels of the insesticide, and suggested that the polluted pollen was one of the main causes of honeybee colony collapse. Analysis of maize and sunflower crops originating from seeds dressed with imidacloprid indicated that large amounts of the insecticide will be carried back to honey bee colonies. Sub-lethal doses of imidacloprid in sucrose solution affected homing and foraging activity of honeybees. Bees fed with 500 or 1 000 ppb (parts per billion) of the insecticide in sucrose solutions failed to return to the hive and disappeared altogether, while bees that had imbibed 100 ppb solutions were delayed for 24 h compared with controls. Imidacloprid in sucrose solution fed to the bees in the laboratory impaired their communication for a few hours. Sub-lethal doses of imidacloprid in laboratory and field experiment decreased flight activity and olfactory discrimination, and olfactory learning performance was impaired.

Electromagnetic Radiation: Influences on Honeybees
(Preprint of a study to be presented at the IIAS - InterSymp Conference, the 19th Conference on System Research, Informatics & Cybernetics, which will be held from July 30th to August 4th, 2007 in Baden-Baden, Germany)

Organic Beekeepers Report No Losses While Conventional Operations Report Massive Colony Losses
Who should be surprised that the major media reports forget to tell us that the dying bees are actually hyper-bred varieties that we coax into a larger than normal body size? It sounds just like the beef industry. And, have we here a solution to the vanishing bee problem? Is it one that the CCD Working Group, or indeed, the scientific world at large, will support? Will media coverage affect government action in dealing with this issue?"

Town rejects mast to save bees
Council chiefs are rethinking plans for mobile telephone masts because of fears that their radiation may be causing bees to disappear. Eastbourne's planning committee has refused permission for a new mast unless and until it is convinced there is no danger to the insects, and Bolton council has launched an investigation into the threat. Last month, The Independent on Sunday reported exclusively that exploratory research at Germany's Landau University suggested the radiation interferes with bees' navigation systems.

This was supported yesterday by Ferdinand Ruzicka, emeritus professor at the University of Vienna. He revealed that two-thirds of the beekeepers he surveyed who had a mobile phone mast within 300m had suffered "unexplained colony collapse". Professor Ruzicka believes the radiation may increase the insects' vulnerability to disease.

Do you have Microwave Sickness?
Dr. George Carlo, who used to run a multi-million dollar research program for the cell phone industry and went public regarding the dangers posed by cell phones, uses the analogy of putting a frog in water. If you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out. However, if you put a frog in cold water and gradually heat the water, you can cook the frog because the frog's body will adjust to the slight changes in temperature and it will not notice it is being cooked. Well, the same thing might be happening to an unsuspecting public - a public that has not been informed about the real dangers of microwave radiation from cell phones, WiFi and other high-frequency-radiation emitting devices and antennas. The truth of the matter, your cell phone and your WiFi might very well indeed be making you and those around you sick!

Drowning in a Sea of Microwaves
The increasing popularity of wi-fi comes on the heels of the explosive growth in wireless mobile telephones, and amid heightened concerns over the health hazards of saturating levels of electromagnetic radiation. Microwaves at current exposure levels are linked to brain damage, DNA damage, brain tumours, cancers, microwave sickness, impairment of cognitive functions, impairment of reproduction and fertility, affecting humans, rodents, birds, and bees.

Immune system 'attacked by mobile phones'
"We found that the competence of these white blood cells was depleted after being exposed for seven or eight hours to a mobile phone on standby. There's a possibility that we are damaging lymphocyte performance simply by having these phones on standby next to our bodies."

Where are the Birds and Bees?
Article by Milt Bowling, published in Health Action Magazine, Canada.
Milt Bowling is a consultant and member of HANS, the Canadian Health Action Network Society, a non-profit consumer organization that investigates methods, types and systems of preventative health care and natural therapeutics. Milt is also president of the Clean Energy Foundation, which works with the public, industry and government for better regulation and safer technology.

Dr George Carlo: Radiation Is Killing the Bees
Colony collapse disorder has occurred concurrently on four continents within a very short time frame. If the reason was biological or chemical, there would be a pattern of epidemic spread .... we would be able to trace the spread of bee disappearance or Colony Collapse Disorder from a source similar to the spread of SARS a few years ago. That is not the case. The condition has hit each continent at roughly the same time. That would mean the cause has to have hit the continents at the same time as well. Mobile phones meet that criterion.

Emergency Motion on Protecting the Honeybee
Honeybees have been disappearing worldwide. 1 Across the United States, beekeepers have been losing 30 to 90% or more of colonies in a "colony collapse disorder" (CCD) that's causing huge economic losses not only to beekeepers but also to fruit and vegetable growers. CCD has been reported from Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and the UK. Many believe that when the honeybee disappears, our species will soon follow. Will the European Commission take the appropriate measures to halt the colony collapse of the honeybees?

Asian Parasite Killing Western Bees - Scientist
His team have also identified this parasite in bees from Austria, Slovenia and other parts of Eastern Europe and assume it has invaded from Asia over a number of years. Treatment for nosema ceranae is effective and cheap -- 1 euro (US$1.4) a hive twice a year -- but beekeepers first have to be convinced the parasite is the problem.

Another theory points a finger at mobile phone aerials, but Higes notes bees use the angle of the sun to navigate and not electromagnetic frequencies.

But others are saying that Nosema ceranae is not the answer. Evidently there's more investigating and thinking to be done...

Condemned Cells - Dramatic new facts on Honey bees dying
Although the 'Telegraph' story is well written and well researched, it has one major and extremely important mistake, the reporter writes off mobile phones and electro magnetic radiation as the cause of the honey bees dying. The reporter's reasoning for making this statement is entirely wrong. Two German scientist reported their experiment with a cordless telephone as being inconclusive, yet the results of their experiment gave great cause for concern and very strong reasons why much further research needs to be completed into the health effects of electro magnetic radiation on honey bees. The two scientists have not declared that EMR is safe, they have not stated that EMR is not causing CCD and they have not suggested that further research is not needed. The scientists are simply been cautious of what they have researched and found. There is still every reason to believe that EMR is involved with honey bees dying and that serious research must be conducted quickly.

Virus Implicated In Colony Collapse Disorder In Bees
A team led by scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Pennsylvania State University, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, University of Arizona, and 454 Life Sciences has found a significant connection between the Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) and colony collapse disorder (CCD) in honey bees.

The Vanishing of the Bees
This is a film in progress. You can see a trailer, get some information on what will be in the film and you can help with a donation if you like.

Birds, Bees and Mobile Microwaves
Our natural world is under assault from human activity. The trouble is, to recognise damage to nature reveals also the risk to ourselves. 'Progress' is in the hands not of individual people, nor their elected representatives and politicians. It is in the hands of the free market, the large corporates who set the direction of our world through creating profit streams however they can. We don't have to identify this as evil; rather it is almost inevitable. We are persuaded of the benefits of convenience and consumerism, and we are the source of the profits and the stimulant to corporate behaviour and the setters of social trends. What we must do is to observe, to ask questions, and be honest enough with ourselves to recognise that nothing we do is without consequence. If we are custodians of our children's futures, we must accept individual and joint responsibility for the condition of our planet.

Honeybees may be wiped out in 10 years
Last year, more than 11 per cent of all beehives inspected were wiped out, although losses were higher in some areas. In London, about 4,000 hives - two-thirds of the bee colonies in the capital - were estimated to have died over last winter. Of the eight colonies inspected so far this year, all have been wiped out.

A presentation of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Concerns Over Potential Radiation Impacts of Cellular Communication Towers on Migratory Birds and Other Wildlife... (PDF 2.8 MB)

April 2008: "Major Disaster" for Bees May Jeopardize Washington State's Crops
"It's a major disaster in Western Washington. We are into a huge emergency situation," said Yakima beekeeper Eric Olson, who runs the state's largest commercial pollination business.

While his hives in Central and Eastern Washington have survived, Olson said he has lost 80 percent of his Western Washington hives - more than 4,000 in all - to the new pathogen. Other commercial pollinators with bees in Western Washington were just as hard hit. "I'm scared, and I don't mind saying so," Olson said.

The Disappearing Bees: CCD and Electromagnetic Radiation
by Colin Buchanan
A timeline documenting the disappearance of the bees and Colony Collapse Disorder

No causal agent has been agreed upon so far for the disappearance of large numbers of honey bees. Perhaps politics is coming into this as it would be a heavy blow to a very profitable and in many senses vital communications industry if their use of the airwaves were linked to health effects, even if "only" on the bees. Yes, you can find more virus and parasite infestation. But would that not be entirely consistent with a weakening influence of em radiation leaving the little critters open to secondary trouble?

Are bees being wiped out by mobile em frequency tempest?
Martin Weatherall of the Hese Project says that apart from pesticides and other possible causes, a basic weakening influence on the bees leading to colony collapse may well be the thousandfold increase in technical radiation, particularly from mobile phones, in recent years.

Good vibrations could save vanishing bees
Scientists at the Roslin-based firm Global Bioenergetics think disturbance to bees from mobile phones, radio signals, wi-fi and microwaves is disrupting them with devastating results.

Stress caused to the bees by the radiation could be damaging their immune systems, leaving them prone to increasing levels of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides sprayed on crops.

The scientists are trying out a new device, called a Bioemitter, that transmits electromagnetic waves to provide a stable environment and reduce stress for the bees in their hives, boosting their immune system.

NO REST for our bees! (PDF)
(Original in French: Pas de rιpit pour nos avettes)
On the IndyMedia UK website, Colin Buchanan reported on 22 February 2008 about colony collapse disorder and the disappearance of bees in relation with electronic radiation. Several of the referenced articles can be found on this page. The relation between the disappearance of bees and electromagnetic radiation is emphasized.

Stung by losses, nation's beekeepers try to rebuild
Jeff Pettis, lead researcher at the service's Bee Research Lab in Beltsville, Md., who conducted the survey, said there are no clear-cut answers. "We don't have one thing we can point to; we're looking at a lot of combinations," Pettis said. "It's a combination of some primary stress on the colony that could include low-level pesticide exposure, poor nutrition, Varroa mites — or something else — that allow visitors to take advantage of a weakened host. Then we're seeing a secondary invader actually kill the colony." Despite plenty of attention for several years, the problem is still growing.

What about electromagnetic radiation as a weakening influence. There seems to be a real reluctance to even consider that possibility. Perhaps the billions governments rake in from selling "spectrum" to mobile operators preclude entertaining that there could be anything wrong with electromagnetic pollution?

September 2008: 'Electrosmog' could kill beekeepers' buzz
Mobile phones, Wi-Fi systems, electric power lines and similar sources of "electrosmog" are disrupting nature on a massive scale, causing birds and bees to lose their bearings, fail to reproduce and die, a conference has heard.

Dr Ulrich Warnke - who has been researching the effects of man-made electrical fields on wildlife for more than 30 years - told the conference, organised by the Radiation Research Trust at the Royal Society in London and held in the past week, that "an unprecedented dense mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields" has been generated, overwhelming the "natural system of information" on which the species rely.

April 2009: Honeybee Collapse Strikes Japan, Up to Fifty Percent of Honeybees Gone
For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the world.

"There have been small-scale honeybee losses for many years, but a massive collapse like they had in the U.S. is very unusual," said Kiyoshi Kimura of the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science. "We must investigate the situation in Japan."

June 2009: Calcium -- the secret to honeybees' memory
Long-term memory formation in honeybees is instigated by a calcium ion cascade. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology have shown that calcium acts as a switch between short- and long-term storage of learned information.

I am thinking this may be a clue to Colony Collapse, where bees simply leave the hive and do not return. Could it be a (long term) memory problem? I have previously speculated on a link between CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) and electromagnetic waves from mobile phones and other sources saturating the environment.

According to a study by Carl F. Blackman, alterations of Calcium ion activity are caused by ELF (Extra Low Frequency) and RF (Radio Frequency) waves. Henry Lai, in his article "Neurological Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation Relating to Wireless Communication Technology" references several studies that found Calcium efflux (outfow) from the brains of test animals...

Since no clear pathogenic evidence has been found to explain CCD in bee populations, the electromagnetic hypothesis may gain some traction with this new study.

December 2009: Cell phones' waves found to disorient honeybees
According to an article published in the Times of India, a study in Kerala found that cell phone towers caused a rapid decline in their honeybee population and that they could cause a complete collapse of the bee population in 10 years. Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, concluded that the electromagnetic waves from the towers shorted out the navigational abilities of the worker bees so they couldn't find their way back to their hive after collecting pollen.

June 2010: Mobile phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee
Now researchers from Chandigarh's Punjab University claim they have found the cause which could be the first step in reversing the decline: They have established that radiation from mobile telephones is a key factor in the phenomenon and say that it probably interfering with the bee's navigation senses.

They set up a controlled experiment in Punjab earlier this year comparing the behaviour and productivity of bees in two hives – one fitted with two mobile telephones which were powered on for two fifteen minute sessions per day for three months. The other had dummy models installed.

After three months the researchers recorded a dramatic decline in the size of the hive fitted with the mobile phon, a significant reduction in the number of eggs laid by the queen bee. The bees also stopped producing honey.

The queen bee in the "mobile" hive produced fewer than half of those created by her counterpart in the normal hive.

They also found a dramatic decline in the number of worker bees returning to the hive after collecting pollen. Because of this the amount of nectar produced in the hive also shrank.

Mobile phones are 'to blame for the sudden decline in the world's bee population'

The study – published in the beekeepers' magazine Apidologie – found that the phone signals confused the bees ...

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Dr. phil. nat. Daniel Favre
Biologist and apiary adviser

has transmitted the following statement concerning the scientific article entitled
"Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping"
published in Apidologie, DOI: 10.1007/s13592-011-0016-x

"Active mobile phone handsets have a dramatic impact on the behavior of the bees, namely by inducing the worker piping signal."

"In natural conditions, worker piping either announces the swarming process of the bee colony or is a signal of a disturbed bee colony."

"For future experiments, in complement to the present original study and in order to reach more "natural" conditions, mobile phone apparatuses should be placed at various increasing distances away from the hives."

"We should ask ourselves, whether the plethora of mobile phone masts also have an impact on the behaviour of the honeybees."

"Among other factors such as the varroa mite and pesticides for example, signals from mobile phones and masts could be contributing to the decline of honeybees around the world ; I am calling the international scientific community for more research in this field."

"This work was performed under the full responsibility of the main author (D.F.)."


Here is a recent documentary (2012) that tends very much to confirm what is said in this article: That humans *and* bees are affected by electromagnetic frequencies as emitted by our communication equipment. It is on Vimeo and just under an hour and a half long. Very much recommended.

RESONANCE - BEINGS OF FREQUENCY from james russell on Vimeo.


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday March 6 2007
updated on Saturday February 22 2014

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Readers' Comments

The electromagnetic radiation theory for the disappearing bees sounds reasonable except for a couple of things. Unless I have misunderstood, this loss of bees is a fairly new phenomenon where as the radiation has been going on for quite a while. Also, the EMF problem exists in many countries but the bees are only disappearing in the US. Perhaps the bee loss is caused by several factors working synergistically.

Posted by: Bonita Poulin on March 7, 2007 11:43 AM



it is true we know very little at this point.

I feel that electromagnetic phenomena may be a good area to look into because of the inherent secrecy surrounding them and the chance that a new type of modulation could be added without anyone public knowledge.

Other factors that have been cited, such as pesticides, seed treatment chemicals, and genetically modified crops lack the feature of a possible recent change affecting all of the US, and only the US, without similarly affecting other countries.

I hope more people looking into this will bring out more clues.

Posted by: Sepp on March 8, 2007 03:47 AM


My little Bee/GWEN post at Alien Earth continues to evolve - first at STA and now courtesy of Sepp Hasslberger.

While the GWEN system has been in place for some time, it is only recently that it has turned to transmitting frequencies that disorient the bee population. The PTB inches this thing forward in small steps to allow for the forgetfulness of the population. The objective of course is the wholesale elimination of the honeybee, permitting the introduction of new GM seeds that require no pollination to reproduce since they simply do not reproduce. This places the seed source to feed millions in the hands of a small number of very troubled people. The seed that they dispense will not only feed us [and our meat sources] but also destroy our health along the way. Sound like some movie scenario? We only have to wait and see.

In the meantime, you can kiss good-bye almonds, walnuts, avocado and any number of other 'seed' fruits.

For those not willing to wait, the answer is to continue to bring this issue into the Internet light in the hopes of waking up the sleeping masses to the threats that lay before them.

Sepp and others are doing just that.


Posted by: Harbinger on March 8, 2007 05:36 AM


No possible explanation can be dismissed. A man-made one is likely, although natural causes may also be found. People mislead their own lives. Parents mislead families. Company leaders mislead companies. Government leaders mislead their people. It is not inconceivable that the madmen tinkering with electronics have blinders on to the side-effects of some technology, some experiment, or would deliberately do something stupid. There have always been stupid people who mislead us into situations we do not wish to be in. In fact, that's the definition of misleadership. So, we'll continue monitoring the phenomenon, searching for the cause, seeking the solution. Judging from what we know to be true about man's misleadership and blundering, no possibility is too bizare to be the truth.

Posted by: Gary E. Andrews on March 8, 2007 02:36 PM



The bee die off has been going on for many years, but the recent acceleration appears to follow the massive universalisation of mobile communications in general.

Also, this is not a US problem: throughout Europe the same thing is happening.

See our page at

There are several very interesting aspects relating EM fields to bees that suggests this playing a part. Watch our page, it is still developing.

Posted by: Andy Davidson on March 15, 2007 09:45 AM


Jerry Bromenshenk at the University of Montana has been modifying bee behaviour to detect certain explosives, for example. DARPA, SNL and LANL have sponsored research to use bees for sniffing out bombs or landmines. If the bees are conditioned to find such chemicals, why then would they seek the nectar of blossums or want to return to the hive. The bees are missing, not dead in big numbers around the hives. If they were being infected by mites, molds, fungus, or pesticides we would see their dead little bodies all over. No, these bees are addicted like cocaine addicts and fly around seeking out those chemicals until they die of starvation. It is high time we stop messing with nature.

Posted by: Dale on March 15, 2007 11:54 AM


Your piece on bees was interesting. Millions of Bees Die - Are Electromagnetic Signals To Blame?

However the problem of bee loss is worldwide and not just confined to the USA

German researchers think it is the radiation emitted from the mobile phone and WIMAX masts which are virtually now saturating our environments. Dr Warnke in Germany has done much work on it. There may be several mechanisms but it seems the low frequency 'pulse' carried along the high frequency wave is disrupting the bees cell communication systems.

Also there is a dipole effect from the alternating magnetic field component and perhaps the flux density disturbance (from interference of several sources of EMF's) of the earth's magnetic

See our site below:

This is of extreme concern since Einstein said that if the bees vanish then all life on Earth has 4 years left to live!


Posted by: Sepp for Sarah on March 15, 2007 05:43 PM


Dear Sarah,

thank you for your comment, and I think you are making a good point with which I tend to agree.

I see that the situation is not restricted to the US, although perhaps it is more pronounced there - at least in this time period. Or do we perhaps hear more about the US situation because of a lazy press that reports on what is casually put before it, rather than on what the reporters themselves research and uncover?

The low frequency pulse of mobile communications, which is in the 200 - 220 cycles-per-second range, the frequency with which "packets" are sent by the digital communication equipment, is also the frequency which the bees themselves produce:

According to Randolph Post, an average worker bee in flight produces a sound near middle B (250Hz). That would seem very close indeed to the tact frequency of packages in mobile phone transmissions and may well produce some interference.

Of course there may be other mechanisms, but this would be appear a good candidate for some urgent research.

Posted by: Sepp on March 15, 2007 05:58 PM


thank u for the news!

Posted by: here on March 16, 2007 12:29 AM


Here\'s some info on Italian and British bees disappearance. i think the USA does not report on other country\'s bee problems!! But then neither does the UK.

You should find out when the phone masts started going up in the USA and see if that correlates with the problem? the 2G masts started in 1992. In 2002 we started to get 3G and last year WIMAX (the more powerful wifi transmitters) were rolled out into the countryside.

Best Regards

Rome, August 6 - Italian bees are been killed off by the millions and environmentalists and honey producers warned today this was a sign of a worrisome turn for the environment.

Queens - Poor Mating and Laying - An update July 2006
By Roger Patterson

February 16, 2007
Putin Orders Russian 'Queens' Home, Decimates US Bee Industry
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
Now, it is very important to understand that these bees are not dead, or dying, they are simply 'disappearing', and which led me to remember my studies under Russian biophysicist and molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev in the 1980's, and where a great deal of Soviet effort was then being put into the saving of the American domestic bee industry due to devastating losses caused by varroa mites.

Posted by: Sarah on March 23, 2007 12:30 PM


There is one new aspect of the radio frequency theory that I have not seen discussed as yet. High Def radio has only recently been introduced for wide spread use, this is a whole new spectrum of RF that could cause havoc with the bees navigation. Any and all theories should be investigated, this is a problem of of possible biblical proportions.

Posted by: Bill on March 25, 2007 08:15 AM


Bill, (or anyone else out there who might know) -

how is High Def Radio, or for that matter, HDTV, different from the traditional analog signals.

Are they modulated in "packets" like mobile telephones, and if so, what is the tact frequency of those packets ?

Posted by: Sepp on March 25, 2007 10:30 AM


This is disturbing. To think that a pesticide could be doing it. To think that our new wave of communication technology could be doing it. To this that perhaps its a plot or conspiracy by GM, to control the seeds of teh food chain.. All of it adds up to a rather chilling sci-fi like scenario that reminds me eerily of a movie..

Posted by: alix on March 29, 2007 05:57 PM


I'm in PA and have read the local reports by the researchers at PSU. Your theory is very interesting but unfortunately there is a major component to which you appear to not be aware. That is that the bees themselves have suffered intestinal damage. Upon forensic examination of the bees they are finding their digestive tracts ruined on about 90 of the bees along with cellular damage elsewhere. Draw your conclusions. Personally I prefer blaming it on what appears to be radiological damage. Not sure where the radiation would have come from though.

Posted by: michael on March 30, 2007 10:35 AM


This maybe worth to look:
And, can you comment this? Does (man-made)electromagnetic cause bees dying?

[link to]

**Most Certainly ... "Man Made" Electromagnetic Pollution ... Inadvertantly & Purposeful ... Along With Chemical Pollutions & Genetic Engineeering Of
Crops ... Have Contributed To Many Creatures/Beings Deaths !!

**In The Case Of The Honeybee ... However ... It Is Most Curious !!

**As The Honeybees Are Not Returning To Their "Man Made" Hives ... And Leaving The Queen Behind !!

**It Is "Assumed" ... That The Bees Are Flying
Off To Die !! ... As "Supposedly" They Cannot Exist As A Colony ... Without A Queen !!

**To "Terrestrial Knowledge" This May Be True !! ... However ... This Is Based On ... What They Know !!
... But What Of ... What They Do Not Know ???

**The Facts Known So Far ... Is That Bees Are Not Returning To Their "Man Made" Hives !! ... The Queen Bee Is Being Left Behind !!

Questions Become ...

Why Are They Not Returning ??

Where Are They Going ... Disappearing To ?? ... Because They Fly Away ... Does Not Necessarily Mean They Are Going Off To Die !!

What Is Actually Going On ???

**Are The Bees Being Effected By "Non-Artificial" Magnetic Field Changes On Terra/Earth ??

**Terrestrial Reports Have Been Made ... Of "Attitude Changes" In Previously Calm Animal Forms ... Where They Are Attacking Their "Owners & Handlers" !!

**Are The Animals "Striking Back" At Humanity/Humankind ... And Abandoning Them
... To Go Elsewhere ?? ... Literally Letting Them Kill Themselves Off ... In Their Desire To Control Every Facet Of Life ?? ...

**An Example Being ... With The World's Food Supply ... In The "Supposed Need" ... To Create Heartier Breeds Of Food Crops ... Scientists Have Tampered With The Very Essense Of Life ... Through Genetic Engineering ... And Have Created "Frankenfoods" ... Of Which Have Been Released "Into The Wild" ... Into Animal & Food Supplies (Pet Foods (Recently) & Salomenella Outbreaks ... In Foods Where "Fecal Contamination" Would Be Unheard Of !!

**Are The "Magnetic Changes" (Both Artificial (To Bolster Terra/Earth's Magnetic Field) & "Naturally Induced"
(From Outside Terra/Earth) ... Causing A Biological Imbalance ?? ... Where Certain Creatures & Beings ... Are Going Mad ?? ... Or Seeking Escape From Human/Mankind At All Costs ?? ... For Their Own Survival !!

**The Honeybees Are Linked To The Magnetic Fields Of This Planet ... For Navigation ... Like Birds, Aquatic
Species ... And Other Living Species/Creatures ... Since There Is A "Magnetic Imbalance" ... Of Which They Are Sensitive To ... Along With ... Man Made Pollutions ... Of Various Types ... This Would Be An Indication ... A Symptom ... Of What Is Happening To Your World ... Of Which Sensitivities ... Have Been "Dulled Down" ...
Purposefully !!

**One Example Of The Purposeful Pollution/Death Of Beings Of Your Planet ... Is By Sonic/Sound Means ... In Suppposedly The Need To Maintain Underwater Communications With Military Vehicles !! ... There Have Been
Examinations Of Whales & Other Species That Have Beached Themselves Upon The Shore ... To Die ... To Sufficate !! ... Their Autopsies Finding ... That Their Hearing Apparatuses ... Have Been Shattered ... The "Need" For "Secret Communications" ... Being Greater Then The Need Of Underwater Living Beings To Exist !! ... Of Those Responsible ... They Deny Any & All Wrongdoing ... And Prevent Any Investigation ... Per This Is
Governmental/States Secrets & Could Compromise Security !!

**Many Many Questions !! ... And Of This ... The Answer(s) ... We Would Say This Is A ... "All Of The Above" Respons !! ... As All Of These Things Are Occuring ... Are Happening !!
see as posted on Godlike Productions

Posted by: Nickey on April 1, 2007 02:16 AM


The Bees have Antennas on their heads and "magnetic material in the bodies of the bee that could be disturbed by bee cloning causing a problem in the ability of the bees mechanism in orientation."

Wake Up Call, Colony Collapse Disorder

Many animals have been found dead in the past ten years, Dogs, Cows, Birds in various countries. Some deformed. Some with what was believed to be a new desease, but it is really just exposure to cell phone and wifi microwave radiation.

Posted by: emf on April 3, 2007 04:51 PM


Unfortunately, according to Wikipedia, GWEN is no longer functional. The military now uses MILSTAR...

Even if GWEN is somehow still secretly operational, it first came online in 1980. Why do the bees suddenly have trouble today? While I won't rule out electromagnetic, I can't see how GWEN has anything to do with it.

Posted by: David T on April 14, 2007 09:59 PM


You may well be right, David.

It seems that GWEN, while officially dead, is still being operated. But I can't say that the problem comes from that particular program. It might be a contributing factor.

There is now a lot of news that the same or similar disasters are happening in other countries.

So perhaps a more likely candidate for the trouble is the ever increasing penetration of cell phone radiation with relay towers just about ubiquitous everywhere.

The phone radiation is pulsed at 220 cycles (packets) per second which brings it into close proximity of the native frequency of the bees. The hum of their wings is in the frequency range of 190 to 250 cycles per second.

The news is filtering out into the mainstream. See this latest article:

Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
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.

Posted by: Sepp on April 15, 2007 05:13 AM


HAARP's final level of installation went online I believe in May of last year. Could that be the new factor that explains why now for the bee's disappearance?

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Posted by: Brendan Bombaci on April 16, 2007 04:44 PM


Is this another sign we are at the end? I am so tired to be scared every day by a new catastrophe. Humans seem to be unable or unwilling to understand we are running on the fast lane towards our self destruction. We have always been a very self destructive species (our world wars should be an example), but normally there was a place for people only seeking for peace. Now there is no place where to hide, nor hopes left. Maybe we should just make it faster, cleaner and estinguish before destroying the whole world.

Posted by: Marco R. Capelli on April 17, 2007 04:17 AM


Most bee hives sustain their bees through the winter using corn syrup. This year would be the first winter where "most" of the corn is GMO.

Sorcha Faal's article above suggests that Russia placed their em sensitive queens in the American market because the U.S. would not negotiate a peace treaty back in the 70's. Anybody here read Alternative 3?

Posted by: eric swan on April 17, 2007 06:34 AM


Many bee dieoff variables may be interacting: available at the link below and at the comments.

In the running seems to be a potential synergistic effect of many issues:

- US-centric issue, though starting to appear in other countries

- Bt GM-crops, of which the USA is chock full of...

- and Bt intentionally sprayed directly into the hive as an insecticide...

- facilitating soon afterward forms of mass autoimmune breakdown....

- and where bees don't even want to feed

- which has something to do with bees getting all at once of their typical diseases all at once, one of which is a form of navigational confusion interestingly enough

- other critters treat the empty hive oddly, as if it is poisoned, when typically other insects would want to eat the honey. Reports that it is toxic in some unknown way so far, and insects are strangely staying away from the empty hives.

- all this occurs very soon after a large varroa mite infestation, that may have weakened bees in general throughout the USA

- where bees in the hive are full of multiple infestations of fungi

- Sorcha Faal article on the HAARP background issues: did Russia seed known electromagnetically sensitive Russian bees into the U.S. stock back in the late 1970s-1980s, intentionally as a form of

Posted by: biostate on April 17, 2007 11:47 AM


Silent Spring, Revisited: Bee Dieoff Shows Importance of Watershed Based Commodity Ecology Oversight

Anyway, here's the link that somehow got dropped from the real post (I had written more though your software here clipped it off somehow).

Sepp comments: Yes, I saw that something was cut off (it happens sometimes on my system - haven't found the reason for it yet) but anyway I published so you could see and perhaps add the missing part.

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Posted by: Brendan Bombaci on April 20, 2007 10:13 AM


i've had a high frequency ringing in my left ear for 3's driving me crazy i have to take nerve pills to avoid going crazy. people close to me have always told me i have the best hearing they have ever seen. recently they put up a cell tower 2 miles from me. i live in a remote part of tn. something is going on?

Posted by: steven dishner on April 20, 2007 11:39 PM


It is pretty worrying. Here in South Africa I have just e mailed my friends to say cut down on cell phone use as much as possible. (Would this help at all I wonder?)I plan to alert a radio station and a few investigative newspapers. The public needs to know about this. Maybe we can get, as a start, cell phone companies to let us know what is going on.

Posted by: susan on April 23, 2007 12:08 PM


I doubt the cell phone companies would be of much help. They have been working hard to NOT find out about and inform users of possible cell phone dangers.

Also curtailing the use of cell phones will do little to cut down the already existing radiation (at least for the insects such as bees). Most of that radiation emanates from the ubiquitous repeater antennas that cover the landscape to provide good reception for us humans.

Of course it is better for your friends to cut down on cell phone use, as it would be for anyone.

Posted by: Sepp on April 23, 2007 04:05 PM


if radio waves from a submarine can cause a whale to loss its way home why cant a bee lose its way from a cell phone?

Posted by: ray diehl on April 28, 2007 12:51 PM


Submarines use sonar = sound waves. Apparently the sound generated by new military sonars is so loud it destroys the auditory system of sea-dwelling creatures. It's a bit different from cell phones and bees, but another thing we do without any awareness or concern for what we cause in the environment.

Blast it - we should start looking at the effects of our technologies with a bit more humility.

Posted by: Sepp on April 28, 2007 01:37 PM


I have no doubt that several factors are working in sync and are to blame for the recent disappearance of bees - everything from pesticides to parasites to fungi - but I would bet my right arm that the most damaging is the electromagnetic pollution from cell phones, and even the 60hz alternating current frequency coming into our homes on a daily basis. Even if scientists prove that a mite or a type of fungus or some other parasite is causing the bees to get sick, I believe that the electromagnetic chaos is what is essentially causing these organisms to cross the blood-brain barrier in the first place.

Have you read 'Cross Currents' and 'The Body Electric' by Robert Becker? Both are excellent books on the subject.

What's interesting is that I have Lyme Disease - chronic Lyme, to be exact - and nothing seems to be helping. I have reached a plateau it seems, and I've been on every antibiotic known to mankind. What makes Lyme so difficult to cure is that the spirochete is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, along with toxins and metals which normally are off limits to those areas. Manmade EMFs are known to cause pathogens to cross the blood-brain barrier and to cause such things as microorganisms, parasites, and cancer cells to reproduce at alarmingly accelerated rates. The human immune system cannot keep up with the surge of microorganisms, and apparently these bees seem to have some sort of fungus commonly found in cancer and AIDS patients, too.

I'm worried that scientists are too focused on solving health conditions with 'chemicals' - antibiotics, for example - closing their eyes to what is staring them right in the face. The only solution is to get rid of this electromagnetic chaos surrounding us before it is too late.

Posted by: Carol on May 1, 2007 09:01 AM


Cell phones are apparently a major culprit of the bee destruction....what about Satellite they have more or less the same amount of electromagnetism? Could they be less damaging, less microwave radiation...or is it the opposite..more radiation?



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Posted by: Brendan Bombaci on May 5, 2007 01:42 AM


Other nations are now showing similar conditions...the TWO things that go in common are cell phone towers (GWEN?) and Chemtrails...both prevelant in these nations with apiery problems...
what's your thinking on chemtrails...?

Posted by: D C Smith on May 5, 2007 09:22 AM


Chemtrails link in with HAARP, which of course brings us back to electromagnetic changes. Apparently the barium/alluminium particulate in chemtrails acts to concentrate(?) focus(?) the huge energies that are injected into the earth/ionosphere system.

There are good possibilities that the effects of HAARP and/or the chemicals in chemtrails may be to blame.

That is why we probably cannot expect any official investigation to find the real reason for what is going on - secrecy and supranational interests are at stake.

Posted by: Sepp on May 5, 2007 11:07 AM


A new and extremely high intensity radar being used by Submarines is a new and deadly killer for Whales, Dolphins, Honey Bees, and probably Bats too.
Good luck to us all.

Posted by: Goodold on May 13, 2007 07:19 PM


The radar you mention, Goodold, is a sonar (sound emitting) and it is quite probable that it has to do with increased deaths of whales and dolphins.

See: Dolphins Dead off Zanzibar - Is Navy Sonar to Blame?

Bees and birds seem to be more affected by the electromagnetic noise that is increasing (and has seen a more than thousandfold increase in the last decade or so) that is emitted by such things as radar, mobile phone, emergency radio and HAARP.

Posted by: Sepp on May 14, 2007 04:19 AM


could someone put a probe from a network analyser/spectrum analyser or similar instrumentation into a rejected beehive to see if the materials/construction/shape could be resonating with a manmade (wireless) electromagnetic frequency from space based or other worldwide exposure capable system.

insects use electromagnetic frequencies for signalling/communication and may be repelled via this buzzz we have may have inadvertantly created in their existence????

this buzz may also have an effect on the symbiotic bacteria in their system??

Posted by: sam ford on June 11, 2007 11:12 AM


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By British Author Graham Zimmatore

Posted by: Graham Zimmatore on June 29, 2007 09:14 AM


Hey, I\'ve got an idea. How about everyone that has a cell phone or uses them, just stop it? Remember life not too long ago with regular phones and answering machines or voice mail. Now you can even e-mail and instant message! Stop carrying around a mini-Chernobyl in your pocket that degrades your IQ by the second; that you use mostly to take messages with, only to answer your messages while you\'re driving (which you know is illegal) so just stop. I know you can do without it. Before you had one, you didn\'t need it. Most people that have one now find it too much stress and ... (comment truncated by system).

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Posted by: Brendan Bombaci on November 11, 2007 10:51 PM


In Italy they now (21 sttembre 2008) think the neonicotinoid pesticide has caused the bees-problem.

Posted by: Wilhelm on September 22, 2008 05:11 PM


yes, also in Germany and FRance - I believe four countries are actually banning the neonicotinoids. Still, no one is really sure as to what the cause is for the bees vanishing in great numbers...

Posted by: Sepp on September 24, 2008 06:09 PM


These bees are dying most likely because of GMO crops as well as Aluminum Oxide and Barium substances that are being 'Crop Dusted' at high altitudes world wide.
No matter where you look worldwide, the CHEMICAL Trails are EVERYWHERE! THIS is a likely cause for "Colony Collapse 'disorder'"
What is there that we can really do?

Posted by: dynamicdavid on November 6, 2008 04:00 PM


the reason they are disappearing is because of the flouride in the water their pineal glands are being calcified and they are losing their sense of direction.

Posted by: Scott on November 15, 2008 06:08 PM


At work today (dec 09, 2008) in Irvine, Ca there were bees walking on the ground in a semi-stupor. Like on their last leg. Then at Lunch about 1 mile away, the same thing. 4 years to live without pollination. White horse in the sky. Dec 21, 2012. Its all comming together.

Posted by: Bobby on December 10, 2008 02:41 AM


Not quite connected with this, but a strange occurrence none the less. I have noticed( or failed to noticed) bees recently. The strange thing about them is that they weren't buzzing. I have nearly been stung several times by a bee that flew right up next to me. Usually the loud buzzing sound they make when they fly about alerts me to their presence. I don't quite understand it, but for some strange reason have been thinking a lot about it. I think it must have something to do with the fact that they are dying off, as a result of chemicals, pesticides, destruction of hives during construction and the destruction of hives too close to residences. My theory is that this is an evolutionary leap of some kind, ridiculous as it may sound. If hives didn't make the loud noise that they currently do, they would be harder to detect, for the average person. This all may sound foolish, but I thought that I had to get it down somewhere, since I searched repeatedly for this and came up dry.

Posted by: Mark on May 3, 2010 03:55 PM


The bees' buzz - interesting observation Mark. Your observation that bees don't buzz might have something to do with the cell phone frequency of packet transfer which is somewhere close to 230 Hertz or 230 cycles per second, which - if I am not mistaken - is also in the frequency range of the buzz of the bees. Are we confusing them?

Posted by: Sepp on May 6, 2010 03:46 PM


the compilation is fantastic. in India too there is great worry about effect of EMR.
The matter should be thoroughly investigated and the message should be spread every where. it is almost impossible to forgo electromagnetic waves. in that case what is the remedy.
n s bhat
university of agricultural sciences

Posted by: N shankar bhat on June 8, 2010 09:31 AM


A study was done recently in India that found EMR to be a likely culprit. Mobile phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee The remedy would need to be found by experimenting with frequencies and especially sub-frequencies such as the 200 Hertz packet sequence that is characteristic of digital mobile phone technology. Perhaps something as simple as randomizing the data packet frequency to make it unrecognizable as a constant frequency for biological organisms could help. Someone needs to do some research.

Posted by: Sepp on June 8, 2010 11:49 AM


My name is John Harding from Stourbridge UK

I have kept Honeybees for 30 years, inventing bee equipment in that time that I am proud to say does carry my name. I currently have an unpublished book with the answer and solution to the demise of Honeybees.

18 years ago when Varroa hit our shores I too treated with the reccomended chemicals at that time however it killed my Queens, as this was out of season virgins were unable to get mated so inevitable collapse.

From that day I vowed never to use chemicals or sugar in my hives, which grew to 300 hives up until divorse 6 years ago. I hoped that one day I would find a natural answer and solution.

This I have now done.

Honeybees have not just started dying due to the Varroa Mite or Mobile Phones or any other modern manmade product.

Honeybees have been dying for centuries, in fact, ever since mankind, yes beekeepers, tried to domesticate Honeybees to, of course, get that wonderful food, Honey.

We, beekeepers, yes and I too, are to blame, we took them away from their natural place and put them into beehives with beekeepers putting the hives where mankind wanted them.

When Varroa hit our shores it then esculated the problem to the media and mainstream public causing unnessary scaremongerring quoting Eistien even through he did`nt say it someone else did, but that is not important, the fact is that it will happen, not in 4 years but eventually due to other modern foods being avaliable.

The answer and solution is here, can anyone help with getting my book published.

I have taken my bees in their hives back to where they want and need to be to survive.

They are thriving with no Varroa and producing 2 or 3 times more honey than any other beekeeper.

I am just a passionate beekeeper that wants to be heard without the chemical industry dictating to all or most Profesors and Scientist being then biased to a chemical or bacterial answer.

My answer is natural and free and works.

My name is John Harding let me be heard.

Posted by: John Harding on August 9, 2010 11:50 AM


If you have a beehive and would like to shield it from electromagnetic radiation, simply wrap it with foil. For added protection stake a wire into the ground and connect it to your foil lining. A large galvanized or stainless steel nail or screw hammered into the ground would do the trick. Other metals would do fine but might rust sooner. Copper and iron tend to corrode. You'd have to replace them eventually if they do. Instead of foil, you could use a fine-mesh metal screen or some sheet metal if you so choose. I just say foil because you 'prolly already have some in your house. Make sure it's secured so the wind doesn't blow it off, say with some weatherproof caulking or other weatherproof glue. I would 'prolly look for something like 100 Silicone. If it says "safe for food contact" or it's made for sealing aquariums, that's cool. I'd think it to have less of the industrial solvents in there that might interfere with a bee. If you use a metal that is prone to rust, be sure to paint it where it's exposed, but make sure the metal on the lid can touch the side without any paint in the way. Leave that bare so it makes contact. Be sure to leave enough space for the bees to get in and out, and be certain to leave enough space for ventilation. Air is good. We don't want to suffocate them in there. They can regulate the temperature if you let them. Bees can always fill in gaps if they need to, but they can't make the air gaps any bigger if you don't make 'em big enough to begin with. This is especially true in the wintertime, as moisture can freeze in there. The idea of the foil wrap is that the electromagnetic radiation will stay outside of your box, especially if you connect this to the ground.

Posted by: Eli Innis on September 23, 2011 09:38 PM


If bees are using electroreception to communicate with flowers than I would hypothesize that all of the weak electromagnetic radiation generated by cell phones would likely interrupt that communication.If we look at the timing of the bees population decrease, It's right around the time cell phones became essential. Maybe we allocated the wrong frequency for cell phones and had no idea of any side effects. I Imagine a bee flying around looking for a flower and it's being blinded by the weak electromagnetic cell signals, like putting a glass of water in a swimming pool, where did it go?

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