Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bees, or Lack Thereof

If you've been keeping up with the current bee dilemma, you may be surprised to learn that the prevailing theory on their disappearance could lie with your trusty cell phone.

Read the full article here. I'd like to thank EM for posting the article on the Botanical Perfumery Yahoo group this morning.

I don't have a cell phone anymore. And I've learned that I don't really need one. After a series of unfortunate events, beginning with a string of $400 + monthly usage fees, one misplaced cell phone (the technical term here is LOST BY IRRESPONSIBLE GIRL-CHILD), then the replacement striking a wall at about 20 mph and breaking apart, and finally, the last replacement, which was nearly eaten whole by our dog, I realized the Universe was telling me, "No. You can't have a cell phone."

And I lived happily ever after.

But will the bees?


  1. Hi Justine
    I just cc'd you on a post to my group with relevant, informed debunkers of this wacko theory. Here's the best of the links:

    I did finally get a pay-as-you-go cel phone about two years ago "for emergencies" and it has remained as such. I've used it maybe 10 times, and even then they weren't real emergencies, but did help with convenience. Nobody can call me on it, I always have it turned off. Peaceful times are more important to me than having somebody able to reach me. Life has become too fast-paced, and I like to take it easy. Not being constantly available is one way to do it.

  2. Well, I'm glad to hear it may be just another normal die off. The beekeeper I used for years for beeswax sold her portion of the business and moved to Nashville, so I don't have a direct line to beekeepers anymore. Happy to say I've seen a bee or 20 buzzing round my front garden the last few weeks, which makes me very happy.



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