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Bee Colonies Affected by Cell Phone Towers

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Pune, September 5, 2009 (sources: PTI and AFP news reports in DNA, Times of India and others dated August 31, 2009; Kompetenzinitiative letter to Beekeepers and Beekeeper Associations dated March 16, 2008; article by Guy Cramer dated June 1, 2007 in hyperstealth webpage):

Radio, Microwave and TV transmission towers in Mt. Canobolas, Australia. Photo courtesy: MountainAsh, Creative Commons

An apiary by the roadside with phone lines, Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada. Photo courtesy: CGehlen, Creative Commons

News reports by AFP and PTI on August 31, 2009 inform that Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, an environmentalist and reader in Zoology from Kerala found that the electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cellphones might kill honey bees and thus posed a threat to bee populations in Kerala.

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Sweet Crop Expected This Honey Season in USA's Alaska Interior

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Pune, August 1, 2009 (The Associated Press report in Anchorage Daily News, July 31, 2009): The 250 and odd beekeepers in the Interior region of Alaska are happy this honey season – they await a bumper honey crop at the end of summer this year, according to the news report in Anchorage Daily News dated July 31, 2009.
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Honey Bee Expert at Oregon State University, USA to Investigate Colony Collapse Disorder

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Pune, July 3, 2009 (source: Oregon State University News and Communications Media Release dated February 4, 2009; Terra, Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2009; Capitol Press Agriculture News, May 28, 2009): Dr. Ramesh R. Sagili recently joined the Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University (OSU) as assistant research professor, Apiculture and is responsible for research and extension of apiculture in Oregon, USA, particularly with reference to honey bee health, diseases and pests.

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Indian Beekeeping Fraternity Loses Devoted Bee Men

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Pune, June 11, 2009: We report with great sorrow the demise of Col. (Retd.) D.L. Kulkarni on June 2, 2009 and of Shri Digambar Mahindre on June 3, 2009.

Col. (Retd.) D.L. Kulkarni

Conveying the sad news of Col. (Retd.) D.L. Kulkarni's death, his son Vivek said that Col. Kulkarni had been ailing for the past few months with a blood disorder requiring blood transfusions every 45 days or so.
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MBZ Species Conservation Fund

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Pune, June 3, 2009: Zoo Outreach Organization sent out a circular mail regarding online application process for MBZ Species Conservation Fund.
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