24 Jul 2008

Bee Colony Collapse; has HAARP a role?

Regular blog readers will know I have covered lots in this blog re the disturbing Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (Click on 'bees' label below). There is much speculation about the causes of this - and indeed I have covered some of those - this blog takes a brief look at another possible cause?

HAARP transmissions accidently jamming the bees homing ability - "HAARP??" I hear some cry. "Whats that?"

Well see more on the Wiki here - but basically it stands for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program and is an investigation project to "understand, simulate and control ionospheric processes that might alter the performance of communication and surveillance systems."

Now I heard last year from a local bee expert who was convinced it had a role to play - this evening an email just came in from another bee guy who sent the link to this article below - now I don't know if it does have a role but it could well be playing a part.

Here we show that a U.S. military radio transmitter (ionospheric heater) array, the most powerful in the world, transitioned to full power in 2006 and reception of signals transmitted cover the same region as the Colony Collapse Disorder. The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project is an antenna array located in Alaska. It a congressionally initiated program jointly managed by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. The Array has been used to conduct numerous ionospheric and radio wave propagation research studies over the past decade. One project study conducted in 1997 showed the radio transmission range was only received in North America and Europe. This Array transitioned to full power and military use just prior to the summer of 2006 with an increase in output from 9.6 kilowatts to 3.6 megawatts. The corresponding timing and range with the Colony Collapse Disorder suggests recent transmissions from the array could be the most likely cause of the bee problem. See article full here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was just sent this:

Bayer on defensive in bee deaths Submitted by Laudyms

Bayer CropScience is facing legal scrutiny in Germany because of the effect one of its best-selling pesticides has had on honeybees. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Natural Resources Defense Council is pressing for research information on clothianidin. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the pesticide in 2003 and has been accused of hiding honeybee data.