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President Randy Verhoek
May 24, 2013
Bret Adee and myself are again out in DC on behalf of the Honey Producers
as the Farm Bill progresses. First of all I have some good news to report on the
creation of the Boxer Bee amendment. The passing of this amendment
1. create an interagency task
force on bee health and commercial beekeeping;
2. encourage a more proactive
approach to protecting pollinator health at USDA, Department Of Interior and EPA; and
3. require feasibility
studies for modernizing one current ARS honey bee research laboratory and
establishing one new ARS pollinator research laboratory.
Please call your senators and support the passage of this important
legislation as this is the foundation we can use to build upon for solving
honeybee health challenges now and in the future. Please call
your senators today!
full Boxer Bee Amendment
Also amongst the amendments lurking in the Farm bill is a worrisome piece
of legislation that concerns us that has to do with imported treated seed where
the pesticides coated on this seed would be completely unregulated. We simply cannot allow this to pass especially
given the fact that there are documented cases where these toxic coatings have
Seed Senate Amendment SA- 984
Please Call your Senators Now!
A Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed on Behalf of US Beekeepers
This is to
inform all U.S. beekeepers who have had commercial operations with 300 or more hives that produced and sold honey in the
U.S. since 2001 of actions taken on your behalf regarding a class action
lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for Northern District of
Illinois in Chicago by domestic honey producers Adee Honey Farm, Bill Rhodes
Honey Co., and Hackenberg Apiaries on behalf of the U.S. beekeepers seeking
compensation for all domestic honey producers injured as a result of Groeb’s
and Honey Solution’s conduct and actions. READ MORE