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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 4334-4339
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.454


Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation of Cell Phone Tower on Development of Asiatic Honey Bee, Apis cerana F. (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Ritu Ranjan Taye1, Mukul Kumar Deka2, Shimantini Borkataki3, Siddharth Panda3* and Jaya Gogoi1
1Department of Entomology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, India
2AICRP on Honey Bee and Pollinator, Dept. of Entomology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, India
3Faculty of Agriculture, GIBS, Gunupur 765022, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation on the effect of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) of cell phone tower on development of Asiatic honey, Apis cerana F. was studied at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during 2012-2014. To quantify the effect of EMR, Apis cerana colonies were placed at varying distance from the cell phone tower, viz. 100m, 200m, 300m, 500m and 1000m having different radiation level which were measured with the help of 3-Axis RF electromagnetic field meter (model: EMF-819). It was observed that the brood area, honey hoarding capacity, pollen stores and queen prolificacy were significantly higher in colonies placed at 500m distance followed by 1000m, 300m and 200m and least at colonies placed at 100m distance from the tower. The results from the present investigation which revealed that the Apis cerana colonies in close proximity to mobile phones towers were most affected by the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the cell phone tower.


Keywords: Electromagnetic radiation, Brood area, Honey hoarding capacity, Pollen stores, Queen prolificacy, Apis cerana F.
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Ritu Ranjan Taye, Mukul Kumar Deka, Shimantini Borkataki, Siddharth Panda and Jaya Gogoi. 2018. Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation of Cell Phone Tower on Development of Asiatic Honey Bee, Apis cerana F. (Hymenoptera: Apidae).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 4334-4339. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.454