As an avid micro/small cap investor I have found one of the keys to successfully navigating these traitorous waters is discovering companies with groundbreaking products that will allow the company to grow rapidly based on the worlds' necessity for those products. BeesFree Inc, (OTCQB: BEES) whose mission is to tackle one of the world's greatest issues this 21st century, Colony Collapse Disorder, presents a unique investment opportunity.
BeesFree has developed and is marketing BeesVita Plus™, a patent pending composite food for honeybees that is the only known product to effectively prevent the occurrence of Colony Collapse Disorder (NASDAQ:CCD). The Company's composite food allows for the healthy nourishment of bees much in the same way that agricultural chemical companies such as, Intrepid Potash, Inc (NYSE:IPI) Ceres, and Inc (NASDAQ: CERE) provide sustenance for the cultivation of plants and crops.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive abruptly disappear. While such disappearances have occurred throughout the history of agriculture, the term colony collapse disorder was first applied to a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honey bee colonies in North America in late 2006.
The Company has recorded over $1 million of orders for BeesVita Plus™ in the European Union (NYSEARCA:EU) with additional orders in South Africa and Argentina. BeesVita Plus™ is the only product proven to prevent the effects of CCD, with test colonies experiencing a 50% increase in the honeybee population compared to a 30%-90% decrease suffered by CCD affected colonies. Additionally, BeesVita Plus™ costs less to use than the currently used pest controls and nutritional supplements.
BeesFree has also developed the Beespenser™, a patent pending delivery system designed to assist professional beekeepers efficiently delivering BeesVita Plus™ to their colonies.
European beekeepers observed similar phenomena in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain and initial reports have also come in from Switzerland and Germany, albeit to a lesser degree while the Northern Ireland Assembly received reports of a decline greater than 50%.
Colony collapse is significant economically because many agricultural crops worldwide are pollinated by bees. Ecologically, the impact can be felt throughout the reproduction of plant communities throughout nature. Recent estimates have stated that the global market for sustaining bee colonies is in excess of $60 billion.
There are countless factors that determine the success of making investments in the high risk/high reward world of micro/small cap investing. However the most important factor almost always is timing. BeesFree is on the verge of providing a solution to a worldwide epidemic.
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