On the 4th of November, activists from multipe groups “swarmed” into an Ace and a True Value hardware store asking that both chains stop selling neo-nicotinoid pesticides. Some were dressed as bees and one of them was a beekeeper and wore beekeeping gear. They delivered letters and petitions to both stores concerning the neo-nicotinoid pesticides and plants containing them, both of which have been implicated in colony collapse disorder and the massive die-offs of honeybees
At both stores, the store managers accepted the letters and petitions, and activists informed them of the ongoing efforts to get the corporate parents of theeir stores to drop the offending products. They were also informed that some independent hardware stores have already dropped neo-nicotinoids.