Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Canadian Beekeepers file Class Action Law Suit against Bayer and Syngenta

A quote from CBC News:  Canadian beekeepers are suing the makers of popular crop pesticides for more than $400 million in damages, alleging that their use is causing the deaths of bee colonies.

Dad and I have signed up for the class action law suit filed by Canadian beekeepers  against Bayer and Syngenta, the creator of the neonicotinoid pesticide, coined by beekeepers as "neonics".

The issue is of course neonics and the extensive damage this pesticide is doing to bees.  Bees have suffered terribly and beekeepers have suffered huge financial losses.

There are videos on the net and multiple news articles  showing bees struggling and dying painfully on the ground outside their hives.  I won't go to see it.  Too painful to watch.

The process will be long and drawn.  Most beekeepers in our club have signed on.  The expense of the lawsuit is absorbed by our lawyer Siskinds Law Firm.

The lawyers came to our club bee meeting in October 2014, and I was very pleased with the huge amount of research they have done on the topic.  They have thoroughly educated themselves on the subject.

If-
-or I should say when--we win we'll receive a cash reward and Siskind would gain a percentage which should hopefully cover their costs.

But more importantly, when we win there won't be neonics any more and the bees will be saved.

For more information here's a link to CBC news:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canadian-beekeepers-sue-bayer-and-syngenta-over-neonicotinoid-pesticides-1.2754441
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