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Iotron Industries Electron Beam Irradiation Presents a Natural Alternative to Beekeeping Sterilization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Iotron Industries have forged close and committed working relationships with beekeepers across North America to provide a treatment that reduces the need for antibiotics and other interventions in protecting the health of bee populations. Iotron harnesses the power of electricity, a natural source, using electron beam technology. The company has been servicing the apiculture industry for over 12 years, providing the ideal solution for beekeepers that upholds and supports the natural process of honey production and the health of bee populations.

According to Tino Pereira, CEO of Iotron Industries, "The team at Iotron has such a deep respect and admiration for the delicate nature of beekeeping that is reflected in our service and understanding of what the beekeepers and the bees need."

Iotron''s long-standing relationship with the apiculture industry has seen them emerge as a thought leader within the industry. Extending their dedication to the industry, Iotron will be holding an inaugural "Apiary Day" at the company''s facility in Columbia City, Indiana on March 22, 2013 for local and commercial beekeepers. "The event will give beekeepers the chance to take a look at and better understand the technology first-hand," says Pereira.

Antibiotics, acid baths and chemical fumigation, sometimes used to manage bacteria and disease in bee hives, leave beekeepers faced with dangerous residue, by-product and environmental damage. As such, beekeepers are becoming less reliant on these methods, favouring the natural benefits of electron beam irradiation.

Iotron''s IMPELA® electron beam inactivates the DNA of microorganisms present in the hive, completely eliminating any threat to the bees. The treatment has proven effective for eliminating American foulbrood (AFB), Chalkbrood, Nosema Pests and Parisites from comb, pollen, and wax. Irradiation is the most effective method of disinfecting comb contaminated with N. ceranae. Electron beam irradiation is unobtrusive, leaving no residue in the hives. The final product provides a chemical free, safe environment for bees to produce a completely natural product.

Apiculture Industry Expert and Commercial Honey Producer, Ron Greidanus believes, "This technology is the best and only viable solution to eliminating all forms of microorganisms without any side effects. The difference after sending boxes for irradiation becomes obvious in a very short time. The health of my population is improved so much that populations grow dramatically."

Iotron also services other areas of the agriculture industry as well as medical, plastics, food and aerospace industries.

About Iotron

Iotron Industries Inc. offers industry advanced irradiation services using Electron Beam technology. With service centres located in Vancouver, Canada and Indiana, USA, Iotron is equipped with a highly-skilled team, experienced in a range of services including the polymerization and cross-linking of plastics, the de-polymerization of Teflon, the decontamination of a variety of food and agricultural products, the sterilization of medical devices, the enhancement of precious stones.

As a world leader in electron beam treatment, Iotron''s technology can modify the physical, chemical, molecular and biological properties of materials and products, improving their usefulness and enhancing their value. An environmentally friendly process, Iotron''s IMPELA® Electron Beam Accelerators need only electricity to operate and produce no waste materials.