Save the bees, cut the wireless | Letters to the Editor

Save the bees!

Spring is just around the corner and bees are already starting their work on warm afternoons.

But bees, both wild and domestic, native and non-native, are threatened! Evidence continues to accumulate that radiation from wireless devices is the primary cause of colony collapse disorder and the disappearance of wild bees. The radiation seems to affect the bee’s ability to navigate.

Do you like to eat? Most of our food crops (especially in San Juan County) must be pollinated by bees to produce fruit, vegetables, or most important, seed. When enough bees disappear, so will people.

What can you do? It’s simple!

Turn off wireless devices during hours of daylight when the temperature is above 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) and tell visitors and tourists to do the same.

Steve Ludwig
Lopez Island