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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Enviro–Maniac–Activists have concocted all

Allegedly Caused by imidacloprid sorts of « causes » for this phenomenon, hop-

ing to collect PROFITS from CASH DONATIONS,
Since 2006, Enviro–Maniac–Activists have al- MENT, and GRANTS, quite often WITHOUT
leged that there is a « link » between the in- PAYING A SINGLE PENNY IN TAXES.
secticide imidacloprid and the so–called disap-
pearance of honeybees. Imidacloprid is widely
used for the control of insect pests in lawns, Climate Change
gardens, ornamental plants, and agriculture.
In their usual method of arriving at ignorant
conclusions, the maniacs have somehow con- Big Surprise !
cocted the story that imidacloprid was the rea-
son for a phenomenon called Bee Colony Col- Enviro–Maniac–Activists believe so–called Glo-
lapse Disorder ( B.C.C.D. ). Of course, this is bal Warming is a « cause » of Bee Colony Col-
an Enviro–Maniac–Myth ! lapse Disorder.

This is an Enviro–Maniac–Myth !
Insecticides Threaten
However, there is no doubt that normal wea-
Useful Organisms ( ?!?! ) ther extremes are a significant cause. For ex-
ample, approximately ten per cent of bee colo-
nies are annihilated during the winter, espe-
Insecticides are necessary to control serious
cially when food reserves are low and bees are
pests of turf, such as White Grubs. Enviro–Ma-
confined to the hive.
niac–Activists argue that the use of such prod-
ucts threatens useful organisms, such the birds
and the bees.
Electromagnetic Radiation
The following is an example of a comment
made about the Golf Industry in British Colum-
bia ( B.C. ) ― Enviro–Maniac–Activists have concocted the
theory that cell phones and cell towers are
« causes » for Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.
« At least one of those B.C. cases of Bee Col-
ony Collapse Disorder is here on Vancouver Is-
This is an Enviro–Maniac–Myth !
land, where new golf courses spring up by the
month, it seems. They are all heavy users of
imidacloprid and other insect[icides] and herbi-
cides [ ... ] it is no wonder Vancouver Island’s Genetically Modified Crops
bee, butterfly, native frog and turtle popula-
tions are being decimated. »
Enviro–Maniac–Activists have created the story
[ Wrong ! ]
that the pollen of genetically modified crops, is
toxic to bees.
Summary of Theoretical Causes This is also an Enviro–Maniac–Myth !
of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

Beekeeping Practices
Since 2006, Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a
phenomenon in which Commercial Honeybees
abruptly disappear, which is worrisome be- The beekeepers themselves may actually be
cause many agricultural crops are pollinated by the principal cause of Bee Colony Collapse Dis-
bees. order.
Commercial Honeybee mismanagement is like- Parasites and Pathogens
ly a contributing factor that requires closer re-
Known honeybee pests, such as American
A similar situation occurred in the 1990s in Foulbrood and Tracheal Mites, do not lead to
Eastern Canada, when Maple Syrup Producers Colony Collapse Disorder on their own, but it is
blamed so–called Acid Rain for the decline of suspected that they may make bees more sus-
their mismanaged trees. ceptible to it.

Beekeepers fear Varroa Mites the most, be-

Lack of Genetic Biodiversity cause they transmit viruses in addition to the
direct damage they inflict as a parasite.

Nearly all Queen Bees, and subsequently all The products used to control Varroa Mites fur-
honeybees, descend from one of several hun- ther compromise the health of honeybees.
dred Breeder Queens. This limited genetic pool
may degrade the quality of Queen Bees used The answer to the Bee Colony Collapse Disor-
to start new hives, and result in honeybees der puzzle might lie in the discovery of a new,
that are significantly more susceptible to pests. unidentified pest or pathogen.

For example, researchers discovered a new

Malnutrition species of Nosema in 2006.

Nosema ceranae has been found in the diges-

Wild honeybees forage on the diversity of flow- tive tracts of some honeybees displaying
ers in their habitat, enjoying a variety of pollen symptoms of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.
and nectar sources.

By comparison, Commercial Honeybees are li- Toxins in the Environment

mited to foraging specific crops, such as blue-
berries, or cherries.
Honeybee exposure to toxins in the environ-
Honeybees fed on single crops, or limited va- ment warrants research since they may be a
rieties of plants, may suffer nutritional defi- cause of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.
ciencies that create stress on their immune
systems. Water sources may be unsafe for bees since
they are treated to control other insects.
Household or industrial chemicals, through
Migratory Beekeeping contact or inhalation, might impact foraging

Commercial beekeepers rent their hives to The possibilities for toxins in the environment
farmers, earning more from pollination services make pinpointing a definitive cause difficult,
than they could ever make from honey produc- but this theory requires attention by scientists.
tion alone. Hives are stacked on the back of
tractor–trailers, covered, and driven thousands
of miles. Pest Control Products
For honeybees, orientation to their hive is vital
to life, and being relocated creates stress. Ad- Enviro–Maniac–Activists have alleged that
ditionally, moving hives around the country po- there are « links » between the insecticide imi-
tentially spreads pests as honeybees intermin- dacloprid and the so–called disappearance of
gle in the fields. Commercial Honeybees.
Since imidacloprid is widely used for the con- Today, imidacloprid is one of the best selling
trol of insect pests in lawns, gardens, orna- insecticides in the world.
mental plants, and agriculture, the maniacs
have somehow concocted the story that imida- In 2007, the world–wide sales of imidacloprid,
cloprid was the reason for the phenomenon of and other successors in its class, were reported
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. at a staggering 8.6 billion dollars.

Of course, this is an Enviro–Maniac–Myth ! Enviro–Maniac–Activists have alleged that

there are « links » between imidacloprid and
the so–called disappearance of Commercial
The History of Imidacloprid Honeybees.

Since imidacloprid is widely used for the con-

What’s the story on imidacloprid ? trol of insect pests in lawns, gardens, orna-
mental plants, and agriculture, the maniacs
This systemic insecticide has been manufac- have somehow concocted the story that imida-
tured in Europe by Bayer since 1991. cloprid was the reason for a phenomenon
called Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.
In 1995, the active ingredient imidacloprid,
under the trade name Admire was granted Since 2006, Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a
temporary registration in Canada for the con- phenomenon in which Commercial Honeybees
trol of the insecticide–resistant Colorado Potato abruptly disappear, which is worrisome be-
Beetle in Eastern Canada. cause many agricultural crops are pollinated by
In 1999, imidacloprid was first registered in
Ontario and Quebec under the trade name Greedy and avaricious Enviro–Maniac–Activists
Merit for the control of European Chafer and have concocted all sorts of « causes » for this
Japanese Beetle larvae in turf. phenomenon, hoping to attract profits from
cash donations, illicit businesses, unqualified
In 2000, Nu–Gro Corporation was appointed by employment, and grants, quite often without
Bayer as the exclusive supplier of Merit. paying a single penny in taxes.

In 2004, the registration of Merit was extended Of course, overall, these « links » and « cau–
to British Columbia and other parts of Canada. ses » are Enviro–Maniac–Myths !


More on the History of Imidacloprid

When used P REV EN TI V EL Y on small W h i te G r u b s in turf, i m i d ac l o p r i d provides

excellent residual control, in excess of ninety per cent .

Applications that are S OIL – DREN C H ED have a L OW I MP A C T on earthworms and

predatory insects.

There are NO measurable adverse effects on bees.

However, if a liquid application of i m i d a c l o p r i d is NOT soil–drenched, predatory

insects are definitely affected, and bee colonies have been known to decline.

For years, beekeepers in F r a n c e have AL L EG ED that i m i d a c l o p r i d , when it is

used as a S EED TR EA TM EN T for s u n –f l o wer s under the trade name Ga uc ho , has
affected the behaviour of lots of bees by disrupting mobility, navigation, and
feeding behaviour. [ ?! ?! ]

Im i d a c l o p r i d is a S YS TEM I C I N S EC TI C I D E that works its way from the sunflower

seed through the plant. It can also get into the pollen and the nectar.

The introduction of i m i d a c l o p r i d , and its successor, c l o th i a n id i n , C OI N CI DED

with a significant drop in honey production.

According to N at i on a l U n i on of F r en ch B e ek ee pe r s , the number of hives in

F r a n c e has P LU MM ETED from 1.45 million in 1996 to one million in 2003 .

B e t we en 1 99 5 a nd 2 00 1 , the average production of honey went from seventy–

five kg/hive down to thirty kg/hive .

This phenomenon has become known as B e e C o l on y Co l l a ps e D i so r d e r .

Guess what ?

Scientific studies concluded that the bees were not being affected by i m i d a c l o -
p r i d , but to a V I RAL DI S EA S E .

Guess what happened ne xt ?

In 1 9 9 9 , the F r e n c h government decided nevertheless to WI THDRA W the use of

i m i d a c l o p r id as a sunflower seed treatment.

By the way, the bee problems still continued for several years after the prohibi-

Predictably, the beekeepers suspected that R ES I DU ES are continuing to ad-

versely affect their bees.

The Environmental–Terror–Movement has gone beserk over this insecticide.

For example, i m i d a c l op r i d has RA N KED as fifth on the Enviro–Terror B l a c k L i s t

of M OS T HA TED P ES T C ON TR OL P RODU C TS ― next to D D T , 2, 4– D , g l yp ho s at e ,
and c h l o r o th a lo n i l .
The issue of B e e C o l on y C o l la p se D i so r d e r has now spilled over into the
U n i t ed S ta te s , where the government has given this N ON S EN S E added credibil-
ity by deciding to initiate a R e s ea r c h A c t io n P l an .

Additionally, the Ge r m a n Of f i c e f o r C o n su m e r P r o te c t i on an d F oo d Saf e t y has

S U S P EN DED the approval of i m i d a c l op r i d under the trade names An t a r c , C h i -
n oo k , F a ib e l , and Gau c ho .

On J u ne 16 t h , 20 08 , G r ee np ea c e , an Environmental–Terror–Organization, is-
sued a press release claiming that Ba ye r , the manufacturer of i m i da c l o p r id ,
has produced pest control products that are TH E B I GG ES T THR EA T TO HU M A N
HEA L TH A N D TH E EN V I RON M EN T . Other manufacturers on the G r e enp ea c e list
include ― S yn ge t a , Mo n sa nt o , and Do w C h e m i c a l .

On A ug u st 2 5 t h , 2 00 8 , Ge r m a n C oa l i t i o n A ga i n st Ba ye r D an ge r s , another En-
vironmental–Terror–Organization, brought a charge against W e rn e r W enn i ng ,
chairman of the B a ye r Bo a r d of Ma n ag em e n t .

G e r m a n Co a l i t io n Ag a in s t Ba y e r D an ge r s accuses B a y e r of marketing DA N -
GER OU S I N S EC TI C I D ES that are leading to the M A S S DEA THS of bees all over the

Not suprisingly, the charges were introduced I N C OOP ERA TI ON WI TH G e r m a n

beekeepers, who claim to have lost thousands of hives after poisoning by
c l o t h ia n i d in , the S UC C C ES S OR to i m i d a c l o p r i d .

Meanwhile, the Go v e r n me nt of G e r ma n y has P ROHI B I TED the sale of these in-

secticides since Ma y 2 0 08 .

On S e pt e mb e r 19 t h , 2 00 8 , the Go v e rn m e n t of It a l y has P ROHI B I TED the use of

all insecticides classified as n e o m i c ot i n o i d , which include i m i d a c lo p r i d ,
c l o t h ia n i d in , and others.
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Reports destined for the Green Space Industry, the Environmental Terror Movement, Governments, and the
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Huje is a term used to describe Enviro Maniac Activists that routinely concoct FEAR MONGERING,
CONSPIRACIES that are DESIGNED to SCAM and DECEIVE the public into believing that families are in
some NON–EXISTENT danger with conventional pest control products. Huje also SCAM and DECEIVE Gov-
ernment Officials into the NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS prohibition of FEDERALLY LEGAL,
control products.

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Mr. Gathercole is a principal FOUNDER of the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry in BOTH Ontario
and Quebec. He holds a degree in Horticulture from the UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, and another pure and
applied science degree from McGILL UNIVERSITY. He has worked in virtually all aspects of the Green Space
Industry, including GOLF, PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE, and CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, and has served in
public affairs, workplace safety, and environmental compliance. Mr. Gathercole has supervised, consulted,
programmed, and/or overseen the successful and safe execution of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of pest
control applications in the urban landscape. He has trained, instructed, and consulted with THOUSANDS of
turf managers and technicians. Mr. Gathercole has also been an agricultural agronomist. For many years,
Mr. Gathercole was a contributing columnist for TURF & Recreation Magazine, Canada’s Turf and Grounds
Maintenance Authority. Mr. Gathercole is now retired from Force Of Nature, although his name continues to
appear as the FOUNDER. Mr. Gathercole is personally credited for crafting the Golf Industry Exception
Status, that endures to this day. He is also the creator of the signs that are now used for posting after appli-
cation. His vast knowledge of our long journey with Environmental Issues is UNDENIABLE ― hopefully !
For FIFTEEN YEARS, the strategies designed and implemented by Mr. Gathercole and his colleagues guaran-
teed the control of Environmental Terror for the entire Modern Green Space Industry across Canada. Mr.
Gathercole’s involvement in Environmental Issues reached a fevered pitch in the 1990s, when he orches-
trated, with his colleagues, legal action against the Forces of Environmental Evil in the Town of Hudson,
Quebec. Mr. Gathercole is the ONLY TRUE RELIABLE WITNESS of the Hudson Affair.

Mr. Gathercole and his entourage have followed the evolution of ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM for over a
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try ● The Wisdom of Bill Bell ● The Wisdom of Drysdale ● The Wisdom of Health Canada ● The Wisdom
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