A biologist and beekeeper from canton Vaud in Switzerland, Dr. Daniel Favre, is about to show that the many telephone exchanges at the end of the year perturb bees in their hives. This article, "Bees Detest the New Year" by Michel Perret appeared in the Swiss newspaper Le Matin on 14 November 2011.
Bees detest the New Year! Biologist and beekeeper Daniel Favre has proven this. Exchanges of New Year's wishes, an electromagnetic tempest of 130 million SMS's and innumerable phone calls batter the beehives during the passage to the New Year.
"The result? The bees are all perturbed and produce at this period an abnormally loud sound, whereas before and after the New Year, they are calm. My experiments thus support the hypothesis that the waves frommobile phone technology do not allow them to prosper.”