Alberta beekeepers won’t support lawsuit

October 8, 2014

Editor’s Note:  The Alberta bee keepers are right. The scientific record demonstrates that varroa destructor, not neonics, is responsible for bee health decline.

From: PRRecordGazette

A proposed class action suit against two farm chemical giants by Ontario honey producers has suffered a major setback with the announcement that the Alberta Beekeepers Commission doesn’t support the action.


The Alberta group, which accounts for 45 per cent of the Canadian honey industry, says it doesn’t endorse the class action suit because the seed treatment technology “significantly reduces honeybee exposure to pesticides.”

The commission “believes that the agrochemical industry recognizes the value of honeybees and other pollinators. We believe that working together with appropriate research, management and education of all stakeholders will ensure that modern agriculture and honeybees can coexist.”

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