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(I'm not convinced this is a complete answer, but I am not sure what else to add.) Nitzan Paldi is a (random) researcher at Monsanto, who was formerly part of Beeologics. Paldi is one of the inventors on a US Patent 8,097,712, which is assigned to "Beelogics". (Note the misspelling on the name, which is why I took the detour to show it is the same company, ...


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According to the Beelogics website, Monsanto bought Beelogics in 2011 Beelogics holds various patents and patent applications related to bees. For example US patent 8,097,712 covers claims for: Compositions and methods for reducing susceptibility to infectious disease in bees using RNA interference technology, and more particularly, prevention and ...


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This is a claim (more frequently worded as "Cell phones kill honey bees") that has actually been debunked, but has a grain of truth. (Src: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/12/are-cell-phone-killing-bees-how-the-false-meme-spread/ ) The original claim was based on incorrect interpretation of the findings of Dr Daniel Favre, the study can be found ...


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The source Wikipedia is using says: Long-standing conflicts with ... the ecclesiastical authorities (e.g. criticism of dogma concerning papal fallibility) resulted, ultimately, in his excommunication No mention of his scientific work here. An article about this in Polish says (via Google Translate): When the curia demanded an explanation, the priest ...


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The claim that the mobile phone signals lead to bee or hive death has been debunked (and the meme's progress tracked) by Clean Technica. The claim was based on incorrect interpretation of the original findings of Dr Daniel Favre. The study can be found here: Favre, Daniel, Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping, Apidologie, 42:3 (270-279), 2011 DOI: 10....


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In short, the research I looked at found that propolis can have anti-plaque, anti-tartar, and antibacterial effects. Just be careful you're not allergic to it. A pretty comprehensive review article Does Propolis Help to Maintain Oral Health? cites many different studies on all the research that's been done on the potential benefits of putting propolis in ...


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There is a recent review article covering this topic: Do managed bees have negative effects on wild bees?: A systematic review of the literature 8 December 2017, PLOSone: Fifty-three percent of studies reported a negative effect of managed bees on wild bees via competition for shared resources while 28% reported no effect and 19% reported mixed effects (...


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The origin of this claim is a 25 January 2012 Tumblr article The Buzz Behind the Monsanto/Beelogic Acquisition by journalist and film-maker Maryam Henein. In the original article it is clear that the number "2457842149" is just a joking/hypothetical patent number, associated with the author's prediction that eventually a genetically modified bee will be ...


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Following the Wikipedia sources, I found: J. R. Riley, U. Greggers, A. D. Smith, D. R. Reynolds & R. Menzel, The flight paths of honeybees recruited by the waggle dance Nature 435, 205-207 (12 May 2005) | doi:10.1038/nature03526 This described consisted of a number of ingenious experiments designed to test if the bees are being recruited to fly in a ...


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