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    Talking with an acquaintance, he told me that if you were to place your iPhone on the top of your hive, it would cause the bees to immediately start absconding from the hive. He said that half the bees that left would return after a few hours, or you could immediately remove the phone to stop the absconding. He showed me a postage stamp size microcircuit chip that sticks to your phone and stops the microwave emissions coming from the phone.

    I wondered if anyone worked their hives with their phone in their pocket and noticed an adverse effect, or if they wanted to try this experiment?

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    Default Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    I put my iPhone on my hives very often, while doing inspection (I like to take photos), and while retrieving data from a Broodminder hive scale. I have never noticed any adverse effect.

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    If you set the hives up parallel to one of the Ley lines dominant in your area it will jam the frequencies that the bees can receive. Frames should be cold way to the Ley line.
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    Crofter, you totally lost me with your comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    If you set the hives up parallel to one of the Ley lines dominant in your area it will jam the frequencies that the bees can receive. Frames should be cold way to the Ley line.
    But, but, but if one gets their hives parallel to the ley lines does this provide relief from the tedium of housel positioning?

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    Just make sure you don't remove your tinfoil hat and you will be fine.
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    The problem is easy to solve. Just need to make little tinfoil hats for all the bees.

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    Only iPhones or regular phones too?
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    April fools?

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    Default Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

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    It's true, cos i saw it on the screen. But luckily, we can get the special micro circuit chip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenseye View Post
    Only iPhones or regular phones too?
    There's new research that indicates that the problem is only with iPhones. Sorry apple users, you need to switch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    If you set the hives up parallel to one of the Ley lines dominant in your area it will jam the frequencies that the bees can receive. Frames should be cold way to the Ley line.
    This is the kind of info newbees need up front. I've been doing it wrong and never knew.
    Make this a sticky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroBee View Post
    There's new research that indicates that the problem is only with iPhones. Sorry apple users, you need to switch...
    Phew. My family is fine then. Worried for a while.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    If you set the hives up parallel to one of the Ley lines dominant in your area it will jam the frequencies that the bees can receive. Frames should be cold way to the Ley line.
    I had to bring in a dowser to find them in my area, he said it also helped to calm the nasty hives down. dowsers are expensive so I only did it in one yard.
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    This is so funny but I'm trying to find a way to tell a guy that he's nuts "in a nice way" or should I just tell him to get lost.

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    Just copy the thread and give it too him. You dont even have to say what YOU think!
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    I've been using an iPhone for years instead of fume boards. Works like a charm.

    Last year I tried an iPad, but that was too much, caused the whole hive to swarm (and the hive next to it!) and I had to go catch them.

    I missed 4/1, but it's never too late!
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    I was sceptical about this so I tried it. Not only did they abscond they took my iphoneoswam.png with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick54 View Post
    Talking with an acquaintance, he told me that if you were to place your iPhone on the top of your hive, it would cause the bees to immediately start absconding from the hive. He said that half the bees that left would return after a few hours, or you could immediately remove the phone to stop the absconding. He showed me a postage stamp size microcircuit chip that sticks to your phone and stops the microwave emissions coming from the phone.

    I wondered if anyone worked their hives with their phone in their pocket and noticed an adverse effect, or if they wanted to try this experiment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmcq View Post
    I was sceptical about this so I tried it. Not only did they abscond they took my iphoneoswam.png with them.


    Good one!
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