Munro Honey Launches Lawsuit

Photo courtesy of Munro Honey & Meadery Facebook page.

Munro Honey and Meadery in Alvinston is one of two family owned Ontario honey producers to launch a class-action lawsuit against two chemical companies that make pesticides widely blamed for massive deaths of bees.

They, and Sun Parlor Honey in Cottam in Essex County, are seeking $450-million in damages to recover significant losses suffered by all Canadian beekeepers.

They blame widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides since 2006.

The claim alleges that Bayer AG and Syngenta International AG were negligent in their development and distribution of neonicotinoids.

There is mounting evidence that it presents a risk to bee populations.

-With files from the Canadian Press