Hundreds of bees drop dead around 5G cellular towers in California

BIZARRE footage showing hundreds of bees dead on the floor surrounding what appeared to be two 5G towers has gone viral.

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.

Philip Sites claimed they were spotted between two 5G poles – about 40ft apart.

“They have these things and they don’t even know if they’re safe for people,” he said in his video.

“But I can tell you they’re not safe for our environment because it is killing bees all over the place.”

He later claimed that “as I got further from the radius of the poles there were no more bees”.

It is not the first time bees have been filmed dying on the floor under mysterious circumstances.

After a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck California last month, thousands of the creatureswere filmed covering the streets.

While the real reason for the sight is hard to explain, scientists have often noted how animals and insects can act strangely in the lead-up to an earthquake.