WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeesFree, Inc. (BEES) reports that last night's news report by Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News highlighted the potential devastating effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Mr. Williams referred to the mysterious disappearance of bees as a situation that is "as big and as urgent as any other, a story we have been talking about for a while. Something has been causing honeybees to disappear since about 2006. Beekeepers estimate their colonies are down 30%. Given all that bees do in the natural world, this could be catastrophic."
The Video clip of the report can be viewed at the following msnbc.com website: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#47379683
NBC Nightly News, crediting research conducted by Purdue University, indicated that neonicotinoids, a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine, may be the potential cause of CCD. On the news report, Dr. David Fischer, Bayer Cropscience Environmental Toxicologist, denied the connection between neonicotinoids and CCD, stating, "It doesn't cause Colony Collapse Disorder." Bayer and Minnesota officials are looking into reported honeybee deaths.
BeesFree, Inc. owns a patent pending honeybee composite food (BeesVita Plus™) and a unique delivery system (the Beespenser™) that are the only known products that help honeybees combat and avoid the effects of CCD. In field tests, BeesVita Plus™ not only prevented the effects of CCD, but also increased the target bee population by up to 25% annually while costing up to 65% less than what beekeepers are currently spending to maintain their colony population.
BeesFree CEO Mario Sforza stated, "Our technology continues to prove effective in preventing the effects of CCD. The fact that our solution costs less than replacing the affected bees is an added bonus for the beekeeper."
About BeesFree, Inc. (BEES)
BeesFree Inc., a company focused on developing innovative solutions for the global beekeeping community, owns a patent pending technology that helps honeybees combat and avoid the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). For more information please visit www.beesfree.biz or contact the company at the numbers listed below.
Statements about the future expectations of BeesFree, Inc. and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. BeesFree, Inc. intends that such forward-looking statements shall be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Since these statements involve certain risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, BeesFree actual results could differ materially from expected results.
CONTACT: BeesFree, Inc.
2101 Vista Parkway, Suite 122
West Palm Beach, FL
CEO - Mario Sforza
CFO - David Todhunter