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Capilano Honey Ltd apologise to consumers

Simon Mulvany
Melbourne, Australia

Nov 4, 2017 — A recent apology by Capilano Ltd and CEO Ben McKee to consumers is a step in the right direction to settle the legal dispute between Capilano Honey and Savethebeesaustralia.

The Supreme Court of NSW has granted extra time for Capilano Honey to resolve all issues with Savethebeesaustralia.

My legal firm has put forward what we see as a reasonable outcome to avoid a trial and have until Friday 10th November 2017 to negotiate an outcome.

As the defendant I remind Capilano Ltd that the ongoing litigation has the potential to damage the Australian beekeeping industry.

Capilano Ltd and Savethebeesaustralia have common enemies and ought to unite on pressuring the government to ban neonicotinoids the chemical associated with colony collapse disorder that now has been found in 75 percent of industrialised honey globally according to Swiss scientists.

Ben McKee CEO of Capilano I had been previously working together last year which resulted in Capilano changing their stance on neonicotinoids. Capilano are now certain that the registrations of neonicotinoids in Australia should be reviewed, reduced or removed entirely.

If a settlement is to be reached Savethebeesaustralia reserves the right to expose company’s that are honey laundering and will continue to lobby for compulsory country of origin labelling on honey or a complete ban of imported honey such as the one New Zealand have achieved.

We have grave concernes imported honey from countries such as China and Mexico could contain live viruses and bacteria that cause bee disease and threaten the survival of Australia’s introduced honey bee population and 1500 species of native bees.

Australian honey imports have more than doubled in the past three years, with nearly 10,000 tonnes bought by Australian 2015-16.

Please support Australian bees by supporting your local beekeepers on the honeymap.

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