Really, really bad news (if true)

Not to ruin your Friday afternoon, but a Swiss scientist says mobile phones really are behind bee colony collapse disorder, which threatens – seriously – to kill us all. Assuming this study is legit, we would seem to have a choice between food and phones (or at least food and the phones we currently use). Should go well.


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

3 thoughts

  1. They didn’t happen to mention the health benefits of coffee, chocolate, red wine, high fructose corn syrup or Roswell, NM, and the moon landings in the same article, did they?

  2. If this will comfort you I found this in the wiki for colony collapse disorder:

    In April 2011, a study conducted by a former investigator of the EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne appeared, which stated that active mobile phones placed directly inside a beehive can induce 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); the author mentioned that “phones are not present in the close vicinity of honeybees in real life” and did not demonstrate what negative effect, if any, worker piping might have within a colony, nor was any link to CCD demonstrated.

  3. Monty, I hope you are right because I fear most people would starve to death before they would give up their i-phones.

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