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Oct 17
2014

Effects of Millimeter Wave Exposure on Termite Behavior

Tirkel, Lai, Evans and Rankin (Australia)

ABSTRACT

"This paper presents experimental evidence, which demonstrates that resonant heating of termites at 28GHz affects not only individual insects, but also their collective behavior. Termites have been attracted by, or repelled from the microwave beam. Collective behavior provoked by the beam included two modes: huddling by workers, and sacrificial exposure by soldiers. . . .

" . . . CONCLUSIONS It appears that resonant absorption of millimeter wave radiation has the potential to kill, or to alter the social behavior of termites. . . . 




Sep 21
2014

Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Clashes with Honey Bees

International Journal of Environmental Sciences - 2010

"Apiculture has developed into an important industry in India as honey and bee wax have become common products.  Recently a sharp decline in population of honey bees has been  observed in Kerala.  Although the bees  are susceptible to diseases and attacked by natural enemies like wasps, ants and wax moth, constant vigilance on  the part of the bee keepers can overcome these adverse conditions.  The present plunge in population (< 0.01)  was not due to these reasons.  It was caused by man due to unscientific proliferation of towers and mobile phones. 

"Bees and other insects have survived and evolved complex immune systems on this planet over a span of millions of years.  It is not logical that they would now suddenly die out now due to diseases and natural parasites.  This suggests another factor has been introduced to their environment that disrupts their immune system.  This man made factor is the mobile towers and mobile phones.  The public is not being informed of the threat due to deliberate attempts on the part of mobile phone makers to mask the direct causal relationship . . ."




Jul 20
2014

Bees, Birds and Mankind

Destroying Nature by Electrosmog (originally published in November of 2007)

Effects of Wireless Communication Technologies


Brochure 1
of a brochure series by the Competence Initiative for the Protection of Humanity, Environment and Democracy


1. The organisation of life underlying its vulnerability  Pages 5 to 8
2. About the disappearing bees and birds Pages 9 and 10
3. Mechanisms of disorientation and damage Pages 10 and 11
4. Humans suffer functionality disorders  Pages 30 to 36
5. Summary, Scientific Literature, Summary 37 to 41
6. Glossary Page 42  
7. Order Information and references


About the Author
The main fields of activity of Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Warnke, and internationally renowned bio-scientist of the University of the Saarlan, are in bio-medicine, environmental medicine and bio-physics. His research has, for many decades, focused especially on the effect of electromagnetic fields. 






Sep 13
2013

Bee populations are struggling around the world. But not in Newfoundland.

The only place bees haven't suffered colony collapse disorder in Canada is Newfoundland.



There are no Smart meters in Newfoundland & this map shows only 3 cell towers on the mainland, and a lesser number than other provinces even on the island. http://www.loxcel.com/celltower.




Mar 12
2013

Robobees to Pollinate Flowers as Bee Populations Decline

Scientists Develop Flying Robobees to Pollinate Flowers as Bee Populations Decline

"Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from 'super mites' to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell phones - and if the insects disappear completely the planet's ecosystems would be in peril. The issue has become so dire that now a team of Harvard and Northeastern University scientists are working on a swarm of miniature Robobee robots that could pollinate flowers and do the job of real bees if required. . . .

Posted comment for this article: "This is so illogical, impractical, immoral... so the bees go missing because of the phones and spraying, then the humans go missing, will a robohuman be the scientific report?"




Mar 11
2013

Story at-a-glance

  • A new 30-year study from the University of Bristol in England has revealed that bees and flowers share a symbiotic relationship based on the electric currents each emits. This affects not only the pollination and proliferation of the plants, but also the nourishment of the bees and the hives. 
  • Bees not only can sense the negative charge coming from flowers using color, shape, pattern and humidity, but are able to change the electrical charge to tell which ones contain nectar and if another bee has beat them to it. 
  • Bees worldwide are threatened by a number of ecological and environmental factors, such as pesticides, fungi, GMOs and cell phone networks. 
  • The world's food supply is threatened because bees and the way they pollinate and carry food to their hives is threatened. . . .

"Plants and bees have a symbiotic relationship. Flowering plants depend on an outside source to 'spread the love' through pollination, and bees are happy to fill that need, receiving nectar (which they convert into honey) for the service they provide.

"But how do bees manage to be so efficient in their quest for nectar? And is it true this delicately balanced relationship is under threat?

"Scientists at Britain's University of Bristol have spent 30 years trying to figure out exactly how bees know which flowers will give them the most bang for their buck, so to speak. The recent discovery is that bees and flowers participate in a mutually beneficial electromagnetism1 that results not only in the pollination and proliferation of the plants, but the nourishment of the bees and the hives they call home.

"Research reveals that bees rely on an array of visual and sensory clues such as humidity level, shape, pattern and color to discern whether flowers have something to offer. In fact, it is known that bees have three times the color recognition ability of humans, but the electrical aspect, and the fact that it can last up to a few hours is new information.
  • Electrical Allure: Bees Can Tell Which Flowers Spark the Most Interest 
  • As Old as Time, the 'Animal Magnetism' Between Bees and Flowers is Threatened with Ecological Disaster 
  • More Than Honey - Bees Deliver Amazing Therapeutic Properties 
  • Pesticides are Killing More Than Bees - They're Killing Humans




Feb 26
2013

Are smart meters chasing away birds from Rolling Hills?

Paul Ouellette has been feeding birds in the Rolling Hills neighborhood for several years and said since the city installed smart water meters he has not had to buy bird feed for the multiple feeders in his yard.

" . . . While there is much information and misinformation on the effects of the high-frequency pulse on the health of humans, there is little research into the effect on small wildlife such as birds. The meters operate at a frequency similar to cell phones and other portable communications devices and while some minor health effects have been reported, such as problems sleeping or dizziness or nausea, the meters are generally considered safe for humans.

"Ouellette said he thinks the city's meters may be different somehow, as the power and gas meters in the neighborhood were also fitted with smart meters last year and they did not seem to have an effect on the neighborhood's wildlife.

"But since the city's have gone on, he and Chase both said the change was obvious and immediate. . . .




Nov 16
2012

Bee World

Ulrich Warnke's Effects of Electric Charges on Honeybees (STILL HOT 1976)

Introduction
Charges on the body of an individual bee and on the colony

Environmental Influences

  • Electric Field 
  • Atmospheric Ions 
  • Humidity and Temperature 
  • Light Irradiation  
Changes in Behaviour brought about by electric parameters 
Mechanics of these effects 
Weather sensitivity of bees
Electrocommunication
Electronavigation
References

OTHER STUDIES ABOUT BEES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS




Nov 15
2012

The disappearing bees: CCD and electromagnetic radiation

78 studies and articles collected by Cailean Bochanan, 2009

This collection contains links to 78 studies and articles involving bees, electromagnetism and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) from 1973 to 2008.




Nov 13
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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