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Effects of Electric Charges on Honeybees

Posted by seumasach on February 7, 2009

We need more research- this is the mantra, endlessly repeated, as we are confronted with the grim scenario of disappearing bees and pollinators. What about looking at existing research? Here is a 1976 study which looks highly pertinent. Note, in particular, this observation, which prefigures CCD:

“Bees in strong electric field became aggressive, stinging each other to death; communication was disturbed….Bees left the hive if they could.”


Click here to read this 1976 study by Ulrich Warnke

Over thirty years later Warnke is still on the case and has produced this definitive, comprehensive study:

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