There has been much speculation over recent years as to what the cause of the mass honey bee disappearance really is. Theories have included global warming, poor beekeeping, cell phones, chemicals, weather effects, viruses, etc. Now, a new theory from the folks at UFO Digest has been tossed in to the ring.
Wind turbines. Yes, wind turbines. The theory is that the low frequency sounds that are being emitted by these giant windmills, is driving the bees away. I guess it’s the fingernails on the chalkboard effect? A huge surge of new wind farm building began between 2004 and 2005. Coincidentally, (cue spooky music) this is also when the bees started taking their permanent vacations.
Since then, more turbines have been built and more bees have gone missing. The author states that this trend can be directly tied together not just in the US, but all over the world.
”California is second, behind North Dakota for honeybee losses and first in wind farm operations, within range of areas where honeybee colonies are located. As of 2007, most North Dakota wind farms were concentrated within a small area in the southeastern portion of the state. Since then, wind farms have spread to many other sections of the state, and the resulting losses of honeybees will most likely increase as well… The sad fact is this industry is only responsible for degrading our countryside with useless spinning towers.”
Well, there’s that. You can read the source article here. What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments.