So I received my February 2013 American Bee Journal in the mail this weekend and noticed I am up for renewal. I thought, I would read through this copy and make my decision whether to renew or not once it is read. As I was reading my way through I noticed the following article: “Bayer Bee Care Center Helps Solve Bee Health’s Toughest Challenges” on page 118. I was a bit taken aback by this and thought….now, now …read through the article and I might find there is no need to be so cynical.

Having finished reading very carefully I am totally dumb struck! Here is a renowned Bee Keeping Supply and Magazine company, steeped in a history of advocacy of bee keeping, printing an extremely pro Bayer article about all the remarkable wonderful things Bayer is doing for the betterment of our bees as well as our earth with their LEEDS campus.

Did I not read recently about a Bayer company launching many products with chemicals which are clearly lethal to honey bees yet they stated honey bees were not affected by their chemicals at all and our own government being mixed up in this mess passing along similar lies. Then an independent testing lab proved the original testing by Bayer was faulty and skewed to attain the results they were looking for. Soon after all this I heard Bayer purchased the lab and lo and behold no more information on the subject was forth coming. Now this wonderful project by Bayer…Is this just a Puritan soul cleansing event where Bayer funds a token project and everyone forgets the devastation they have created in their years and simply remembers this event and thinks “what a wonderful company”

Well; I remember! Good luck Bayer and American Bee Journal. I will make sure my money goes in a more appropriate direction….