Are mobile phone masts the cause of bee deaths?

SIR - Scientists from Edinburgh and Oxford Universities are studying swarm behaviour. Apparently, most swarms use their large groups to protect themselves, their own interests, unlike ants and bees which work together as a single unit and are prepared to

SIR - Scientists from Edinburgh and Oxford Universities are studying swarm behaviour.Apparently, most swarms use their large groups to protect themselves, their own interests, unlike ants and bees which work together as a single unit and are prepared to die for the greater good of the colony.No, I am not suggesting politicians show the same commitment!I was reminded of these swarming instincts when I read that been colonies have suffered significant losses in the last two years.Bees communicate by sending vibrations to each other in the hive. The vibration frequency they use as 200-300Hz (vibrations per second) and as this pulse is also used by some mobile phone transmitters, could this be the cause of the loss of so many of our bees?Are they being re-magnetised by the strong magnetic resonance coming from the microwaves given off by these masts?Added to the swarming instinct, could the increase in masts be the reason for the recent loss of so many bees?The permitted level of pulsed microwaves in this country is one of the highest in the world, the Government having thrown all caution to the wind in its search to be first with this or that in modern technology.Is that irrespective of the cost to ourselves and the bees we rely on for our very existence?S M Nutton, North Devon.


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