I am writing in concern to the new ‘smart meters’ BC Hydro is going to install on our properties this year.
There is a concern of late about the bees.
Their population numbers are declining and as we all know, bees are essential for our existence, but only if we wish to continue to eat.
One theory on the decline of the bees, is the existence of cell phone towers and cell phone use.
It is said that the radiation emanating from these cellular devices is disrupting the bee’s ability to return to the hive.
BC Hydro states that the ‘smart meter’ only radiates a few radio waves a few times a day.
This is not a direct quote, but the idea is the same.
I am very sceptical about this.
How are they going to get radio waves from remote areas to their collection points without a great deal of power?
We know what it takes for our radios to communicate across these distances and we are told not to touch nor stand close to our antennas.
Can BC Hydro guarantee to us, positively, that the smart meter radiation will have no influence on bees, or any other creature, such as cell radiation is thought to have?
I would hope smart meters will not be the tool which will put an end to the bees forever.