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  1. #1
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    Default Well CCD has been solved

    Cell phones who would have thought?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...opulation.html

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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    Old myth, we get hives from in cell towers and power boxes all the time. I can assure you they are healthy. Bee physiology is nothing like humans or their lifespan. They do not talk and text while driving/flying either.
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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    The real issue will be when all the old Beeks retire and there are far fewer people to keep bees, then we will definitely see a decline in bees.

    It stated that the colony with cell phones got extra loud when the phone received a call..... Knocking on the side of a box has the same affect

    I carry a phone in my pocket when I am working my hives and have never experienced CCD in any of my hives.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    This young beek would be glad to take all your hives when your ready to retire...

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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    I never let my bees have cell phones.

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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    Quote Originally Posted by MeriB View Post
    I never let my bees have cell phones.
    It was the data plans that were killing me... had to cut them off.

    Just bought a bunch of woodware from a guy who was a hobby bee guy. then a friend knew a friend who knew of an old beek who had retired. Ended up buying his bee farm and all the stuff. went from having 4 working hives to about 15 with the potential of about 100 more in wooden ware in stock.

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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    Old, non-science news from Britain's trashiest "news" paper.

    On a related note though, cell-phone-related deaths of my bees are increasing at an alarming rate as more and more of them engage in texting while flying. I've warned them, but you can't legislate against stupidity. one of them idiots just hit my window!

    Wayne
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 05-12-2011 at 04:55 AM.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    but,but, but The bee movie told me they have cell phones...duuuuuuuuuuuuuh
    Chris Cree
    Cree's Bees

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    Default Re: Well CCD has been solved

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericasBeekeeper View Post
    Old myth, we get hives from in cell towers and power boxes all the time. I can assure you they are healthy. Bee physiology is nothing like humans or their lifespan. They do not talk and text while driving/flying either.
    My first bee yard is located 200 yards from a cell phone tower. When working my hives I usually have my phone in my pocket. Yard is still thriving! So I would also have to disagree with the article and say it's an old myth!

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