Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bayer Response

( Poncho®, Poncho®Beta, Prosper® )

Bayer's response from John Boyne "no data exist linking clothianidin or related pesticides to colony collapse disorder.

The concerns about clothianidin gained urgency when more than 11,000 German honeybee hives in May were poisoned by clothianidin. German regulators banned some uses of the pesticides.

"We're supremely confident that when used according to directions, they will not harm bees," spokesman Greg Coffey added.

Bayer Cropscience denies any wrongdoing, isn't hiding any information and has never altered data related to honeybee health.

I sure hope they get this straightened out - here's a link to the article in the N&O today