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2 thoughts on “New Developments on the Colony Collapse Disorder

  • April 26, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    Perhaps the following commentary is what you pointed to?

    [quote][b]To bee or not to bee [/b]
    April 25, 2007
    Posted by Andreas in Sustainable Living, bees, Environment, News. 1 comment so far , edit post

    The worldwide Bee Cluedo continues. Honeybees in their billions are mysteriously disappearing from Colorado to Guatemala and from Brazil to Germany. “Colony Collapse Disorder” or CCD is laying waste to commercial hives around the globe and so far, scientists are in the dark as to the causes.

    The New York Times puts it thus:
    “As with any great mystery, a number of theories have been posed, and many seem to researchers to be more science fiction than science. People have blamed genetically modified crops, cellular phone towers and high-voltage transmission lines for the disappearances. Or was it a secret plot by Russia or Osama bin Laden to bring down American agriculture? Or, as some blogs have asserted, the rapture of the bees, in which God recalled them to heaven? Researchers have heard it all.

    “Rapture of the bees” – thatâ’s really funny in a tragic sort of way…

    At least the cellphone connection seems to be bogus. The researchers who were quoted by The Independent as having shown that radiation from mobile phones may mess with a beeâ’s sense of direction are trying to set the record straight:

    – they were using cordless phones, which work completely differently and have very short range;

    – their studies cannot indicate that electromagnetic radiation is a cause of CCD.[/quote]

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