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Hundreds of bees drop dead around ‘5G towers’ in California

Is 5G microwave radiation a carcinogenic, killing bees around 5G cell towers? Bizarre footage showing hundreds of bees dead on the ground surrounding what appeared to be two 5G towers in California has gone viral.

5G kills bees?

On social media, forums and online blogs, anti-5G activists attribute a slew of maladies to 5G microwave radiation, including cancer, infertility, autism, Alzheimer’s, killing bees, and more. In November 2018, a viral Facebook post blamed a 5G test mast for the mysterious death of 300 birds in the Netherlands (the test actually took place months earlier). Some anti-5G activists share tips on how to damage or destroy expensive 5G towers.

Simon Green for Daily Star:

The superfast broadband has sparked controversy since rolling out this year, with health experts claiming it could have serious side effects on humans. And there are now claims online that bees could also be affected after a video went viral. The clip – taken in Sierra Madre, California – shows the lifeless bodies of the bees lying on the ground…

But others questioned what was seen in the clip. Some pointed out the bees could just be drone bees – which die after mating. Others claimed the poles could not be holding 5G broadband, with one saying: “5G has only been installed in major cities, dude. It’s not in Sierra Madre and it probably never will be.”

MacDailyNews Take: We very much doubt these non-5G towers are killing bees. There could be a local use of a pesticide, perhaps, or another cause that’s totally unrelated to 5G.