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Colony Collapse Disorder, the syndrome of the disappearing bees.

EM radiation and the survival of the bees

Posted by seumasach on August 26, 2013

La multiplication des réseaux d’ondes électromagnétiques peut-elle avoir une incidence sur la survie des abeilles?

Sosthene Berger

Mieux Prevenir

23rd August

Cela paraît impensable, mais des études scientifiques au protocole strict ont démontré que ce réseautage avait des effet néfastes. Des champs électromagnétiques externes provoquent une contraction des petits cristaux de magnétite (Fe3O4) que les hyménoptères utilisent pour s’orienter.

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Wireless smart meters added to cell phones threaten our Bees

Posted by seumasach on June 4, 2013

AVAAZ

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There have been petitions in Europe to save the Bee population due to Insecticides. However everyone is ignoring another Bee Killer – EMF’s.

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9th National Congress on Electrosmog(abstracts)

Posted by seumasach on April 25, 2013

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22nd April, 2013

Following are the abstracts of the five presentations delivered at the 9th National Congress on Electrosmog which took place in Bern, the Swiss capital, on 20 April 2013.  The texts are those which appeared before the Congress on the site of the conference organizer, Gigaherz (www.gigaherz.ch).

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The truth about EMR- the birds may have already flown

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2013

While humans are only now beginning to grasp the truth about EMR, the birds may have already flown

RAVINDER K KOHLI (Senior Ecologist and Professor of Botany, Panjab University)

Microondes

9th March, 2013

THE THREAT TO OUR ecology from Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is not idle speculation. The thermal and non-thermal effects of EMR act directly on the physiology of life forms. Research has found that trees exposed to high frequency waves convert these waves into electric currents, which flow down and change the soil’s electrical conductivity and pH, both important parameters.

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La technologie de la téléphonie mobile est fatale pour les abeilles

Posted by seumasach on March 1, 2013

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1st March, 2013

Next-up a publié cet article le 7 février 2013. Dr. Favre donnera une conférence sur “Influence des ondes électromagnétiques sur le comportement des abeilles” lors du 9e Congrès national de l’électrosmog à Berne le 20 avril 2013. Dr. Favre est aussi membre du Comité de l’ARA (Association romande alerte aux ondes électromagnétiques), Morges, Suisse.  Voici l’étude du Dr. Favre, publié en anglais en 2011 dans le journal “Apidologie”.  Voir aussi ce document par Ulrich Warnke, “La destruction de la nature par l’électrosmog : des abeilles, des oiseaux et des hommes” (2007). 

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Flowers get an electrifying buzz out of visiting bees Effects of Electric Charges on Honeybees

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2013

New Scientist

21st February, 2013

See also:

ITNT Archive: Disappearing Bees

Effects of Electric Charges on Honeybees

 

Plants could turn out to be one of the more chatty organisms. Recent studies have shown they can communicate with a surprising range of cues. Now it turns out they could be sending out electrical signals, too.

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Petition to demand that ICNIRP revises environmental and health standards surrounding EMF exposure.

Posted by seumasach on February 19, 2013

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RESONANCE is a sensational eye-opening documentary that reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.

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Under 3% of the Global population was using cellphones in the mid eighties whereas today, about 99% of people use cellphones on a daily basis. In the last 25 years, species endowed with a magnetic sense have declined significantly. Bee populations are highly affected and have dropped by up to 70% worldwide, 35 Species of Australian shore-bird population decreased to up to 75%, all European grassland butterflies declined 50%. Bees pollinate over 90% of the world’s plants! Cellphones could end up costing us civilization itself.

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Resonance-beings of frequency

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2013

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9th National Congress on Electrosmog, Bern, 20 April 2013

Posted by seumasach on January 20, 2013

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17th January, 2013

A Congress that you should not miss will take place Saturday, 20 April 2013 at the Hotel Bern in the Swiss capital. From 9.30 to 17.30, the presenters will give diverse public lectures on the influence of electromagnetic waves from mobile telephony on living organisms. The speakers, coming from Brazil, Sweden, Italy and Switzerland, will also answer questions from the public.

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Dutch court overturns cell permit on concern for bees

Posted by seumasach on November 10, 2012

Telecom Paper

5th November, 2012

A court in Zutphen, Netherlands has annulled a permit for a UMTS antenna due to beekeeping activities in the area. The Winterswijk municipality gave KPN the permit to build the tower in November 2010. Five local residents filed an appeal against the permit, and the court found that the city did not motivate its decision well enough to show there would be no negative consequences from the cell site. One of the residents keeps bees around 80m from the proposed site; in the appeal against the site, he pointed to research in Germany and Switzerland on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on bees. The city pointed to other research showing bee deaths related to other factors and said the radiation in this case would be much less than in the German research. However the court found that the city needed to provide more concrete sources of research to sustain its argument and it could not be ruled out that the site would have an effect on the bees.

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GSM 900 MHz radiation inhibits ants’ association between food sites and encountered cues

Posted by seumasach on November 8, 2012

“These communication waves may have such a disastrous impact on a wide range of insects using olfactory and/or visual memory, i.e., on bees.”

Informa Healthcare

June 2012, Vol. 31, No. 2 , Pages 151-165 (doi:10.3109/15368378.2011.624661)

Marie-Claire Cammaerts1Philippe De Doncker2Xavier Patris2François Bellens2Zoheir Rachidi1David Cammaerts1

1Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences,

Bruxelles

, Belgium

2Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences Appliquées,

Bruxelles

, Belgium

Address correspondence to Marie-Claire Cammaerts, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, DBO, CP 160/12, 50 Av. F. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium; E-mail: mtricot@ulb.ac.be

The kinetics of the acquisition and loss of the use of olfactory and visual cues were previously obtained in six experimental colonies of the ant Myrmica sabuleti meinert 1861, under normal conditions. In the present work, the same experiments were conducted on six other naive identical colonies of M. sabuleti, under electromagnetic radiation similar to those surrounding GSM and communication masts. In this situation, no association between food and either olfactory or visual cues occurred. After a recovery period, the ants were able to make such an association but never reached the expected score. Such ants having acquired a weaker olfactory or visual score and still undergoing olfactory or visual training were again submitted to electromagnetic waves. Not only did they lose all that they had memorized, but also they lost it in a few hours instead of in a few days (as under normal conditions when no longer trained). They kept no visual memory at all (instead of keeping 10% of it as they normally do). The impact of GSM 900 MHz radiation was greater on the visual memory than on the olfactory one. These communication waves may have such a disastrous impact on a wide range of insects using olfactory and/or visual memory, i.e., on bees.

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