Scientists in Switzerland conducted 83 separate experiments involving cell phones and bees and came to a chilling conclusion. If you are talking on your phone near a bee hive, the bees will swarm, fly around aimlessly and then die.
Having the phone in standby mode or turned off didn’t seem to have any effect. Out of those 83 experiments, nothing was mentioned about texting or surfing the web on your phone having any sort of murderous effect on bees. So updating your Facebook status to “Being killed by an angry swarm of killer bees,” may or may not save your life. However, calling a friend and screaming frantically very well could.
There has been an epidemic of bee colony deaths around the world, which has been blamed on something called the Israeli acute paralysis virus. But these studies may suggest that technology is playing a role as well.
While most may take a casual stance to these findings, bees play an important role in the circle of life on planet earth by pollinating flowers. In conclusion, if you are a beekeeper, or know a beekeeper, keep the phone conversations to a minimum while on the clock.