PEI Pesticide BEE Activists | Maureen Kerr | R.M. Mundle | Misinformed | LIARS? |



If you look closely below you will see RM Mundle has had devastating bee deaths on more than one occasion, in fact in 2001 it was the potato farmers, now in 2013 its the lawn care companies.  Shouldn't these devastating events happen to bees every year???? Or every 12 years as is this case.

Maureen Kerr is feeding misinformation to her feel good group of friends again.

We need to hold people like Maureen Kerr and Sharon Labchuk Accountable for their fearmongering tactics.

Guardian (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Let honey bees, insects do what they do best


The soil and its products are an economic lifeline in P.E.I. The potato
wart crisis may not have been preventable but other problems can be
prevented before there is an economic impact if we are alert and responsive.

   I am a beekeeper whose beehives have been devastated in the past year. Over
80 per cent are dead. For many years, my losses were only five to 10 per cent. 
Other beekeepers have a similar experience.

   Imidacloprid is an insecticide sown in the soil or sprayed on potato crops
or both. It is very effective for killing Colorado potato beetles.
Unfortunately, other beneficial insects who accidentally ingest it also die.
Many insecticides/fungicides are rapidly biodegraded and do not
linger in the soil. Those that do, such as Imidacloprid, leave residues
that go up the food chain into subsequent field crops grown in a
rotation or into plants in field edges or in ditches subject to runoff. The
levels of these are accumulating with subsequent crop years.

   Blueberries are potentially a big business in P.E.I. similar to Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick and Maine. Our government has invested
heavily in blueberries. Insects are required to increase crop yields through
better pollination up to two to three-fold. Honey bees and wild
insects do the job if given the chance and are a form of crop insurance for
the growers.

   In the past, environmentalists have gotten a bad rap for scare tactics and
the like. We are what we eat — so are the bees.
  R.M. Mundle, Charlottetown–&T=text%2Fplain;%20charset=iso-8859-1&header=1

Bees pay price for lawn spraying

Published on July 15, 2013


I have kept honey bees for the past 35 years or so. Recently l have had a devastating mortality of my bees coinciding with the annual “lawn care” spraying of herbicides and pesticides in my neighbourhood.

The bee hives were basically surrounded by upwards of at least 25 or 30 neighbourhood sites where chemicals were sprayed on lawns, at which time flowering shrubs and plants were at their zenith.

Bees forage in a two or three-mile radius for food, and foraging bees, along with their wild counterparts, paid the price for visiting flowers that carried drifted chemicals.

It’s time to stop this licensing habit used only for appearances sake on a lawn. No doubt drift can occur onto edible products as well and be unhealthy for humans, pets at all.

R.M. Mundle,


One comment on “PEI Pesticide BEE Activists | Maureen Kerr | R.M. Mundle | Misinformed | LIARS? |

  1. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G July 19, 2013 6:15 pm

    First, this lunatic-mother blamed pesticides on the death of her mother.  And now, she has terrorized the public with the death of bees.  However, it is pesticide bans that kill people !  On June 28th, 2011, an Ontario resident did not realize that hand-weeding a toxic noxious weed on his property would contribute to his death.  This Ontario resident was ultimately doomed since the safest and most effective method of controlling toxic noxious weeds was arbitrarily and needlessly prohibited in Ontario.  Contact with this toxic noxious weed resulted in severe burns to his hands and arms, eventually forcing him to be hospitalized  ―  ultimately, he died.  Unfortunately, the government of Ontario had imposed a lunatic anti-pesticide prohibition.  The death was Ontario’s fault !   WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  



    Kerr — My Mother Died Because Of Pesticides ( Report ) 


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