African Journal of Zoology

African Journal of Zoology Vol. 1 (1), pp. 005-006, September, 2013. © International Scholars Journals
 
Short Communication

Impact of mobile phones on the density of honeybees

Sainudeen Sahib S.

Department of Zoology, S.N. College, Kollam-691001, Kerala, India. E-mail: sainudeenpattazhy@hotmail.com.

Accepted 9 September, 2011

Abstract

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.

Key words: Electromagnetic radiation, apiculture, colony collapse disorder.