WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BeesFree, Inc. (OTC QB:BEES), the worldwide distributor of BeesVita Plus™, announced that it has received an order of approximately $300,000USD from a major distributor of products to many of the largest beekeepers in Argentina. The order was generated as a result of the recently announced collaboration with Oleogram SA, an Argentine company recognized as an expert in new product and technology development in the agricultural sector.
"Everyone at Oleogram is really excited about the many positive responses we have received from beekeepers country-wide. We have no doubts at all about the future success of BeesVita Plus™ that we are projecting for the Argentine market," commented Mr. Jose Maria Sammartino, President and Carlos Colombini, Vice President of Oleogram SA.
This initial purchase order comes right on the heels of the recently announced manufacturing agreement to supply the United States market with BeesVita Plus™. The purchase is a result of a strong positive reaction that BeesFree has received from beekeepers in Argentina that have observed the preliminary test results and tried the product as a treatment for the devastating effects of Colony Collapse Disorder which has been killing millions of essential honeybees for the past few years.
Mr. Daniel de Elizade, a major honey trader-reseller and beekeepers provider in the region stated "I have chosen to order the product after my long experience in the industry. I am convinced that to face the dramatic situation that honeybees are dealing with including lack of nectar, climate disruption and use and abuse of a new generation of deadly pesticides for massive crops, we must radically change how we are facing the problem. BeesVita Plus™ is something new and effective that simultaneously increases the honeybee population and enhances the beekeeper's productivity".
Colony Collapse Disorder is the mass disappearance of honey bee colonies. Honeybees are important pollinators for both flowers and agricultural crops. Without bees to pollinate many popular fruit and vegetables, the United States alone could lose $15 billion worth of crops. Nearly one-third of all honeybee colonies in the country have vanished, never to return. The latest data, from the 2012-2013 winter, indicate an average loss of 45.1 percent of hives across all U.S. beekeepers, up 78.2 percent from the previous winter, and a total loss of 31.1 percent of commercial hives, on par with the last six years.
Joseph Fasciglione, Interim Chief Executive Officer of BeesFree, Inc., commented, "The receipt of this initial purchase order is from one of the more influential exporters and resellers of honeybee food products to large beekeepers throughout Argentina and internationally. Based on our conversations with the purchaser, we look forward to the opportunity to potentially supply this company with a continuous supply of BeesVita Plus™ over the next few months."
About BeesFree, Inc.
BeesFree, Inc. (OTC QB:BEES), a company focused on developing innovative solutions for the global beekeeping community, owns a patent-pending composite food solution that helps honeybees avoid the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Visit www.beesfree.biz to learn more about why the bees are disappearing, and how beekeepers can combat the honeybee decline.
Statements about the future expectations of BeesFree, Inc. and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are "forwarding-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's actual results could differ materially from expected results.
Joseph N. Fasciglione
Interim Chief Executive Officer