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More CCD data

bee drawingI got some interesting feedback from a friend of a friend today regarding yesterday's post on CCD. Thanks, Shelia.

Shelia's friend has been working with bees for years and is up to date on the latest research.

He points to the fact that CCD has affected beehives as far away as Alberta, Canada, which is pretty rural and presumably out of reach of the GWEN warning system.

On a slightly different subject, he shared with me some fascinating lab work he was doing for the State Department to investigate the effects of microwave radiation on rats. The grant was awarded because the Russians were bombarding the US embassy with microwaves back during the Cold War. They zapped pregnant rats with 100 times the dose measured at the embassy and tested the offspring. Turns out the zapped rats were able to learn to navigate through mazes faster than the normal rats. Insert rat race joke here.

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