Beekeeper ‘frustration’ led to class action on neonicotinoids

Increasing frustration among beekeepers over widespread deaths of bees led to a class-action lawsuit against the makers of neonicotinoids, a pesticide used to treat grains such as corn and soybeans, says the lawyer leading the case.

The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Ontario Superior Court against manufacturers Bayer Cropscience Inc. and Syngenta Canada Inc., and their parent companies by Sun Parlor Honey Ltd. and Munro Honey, two of Ontario’s largest honey producers.

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