Abstract: In recent decades, since the rapid development of modern telecommunication techniques, our living environment was seriously polluted by intensive electromagnetic radiations. However, since there are nano-magnet particles inside honey bees, the effect of prolonged exposure to high frequency electromagnetic radiation to honey bees is still unknown. Colony Collapse Disorder has been observed in Europe and North America before 2006. A similar phenomenon has also been reported in Taiwan since April 2007. The cause or causes of the syndrome could be many and are not yet fully understood, but electromagnetic radiation may be a key factor that influences the guidance function of bees. Following the experimental platform built in the last year, we will upgrade the platform, and enable the function of generating high frequency electromagnetic radiation. A series of biology experiments will be conducted to investigate the response of bees’ physiological functions under high frequency electromagnetic exposures.
Bee Guidance and Electromagnetic Radiation.