[WorldTruth] Illinois Department of Ag Secretly Destroys Beekeeper's Bees

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Robyn Mello

Nov 25, 2012, 6:54:04 PM11/25/12
Hi All,

I don't know if I've been out of the loop & this has circulated already (it's from May 2012), but it just came to my attention, & I thought I would share. I wonder the truth vs. conspiracy of all of this, & if it's all truth, I wonder how much foulbrood in our region could be contributed to chemicals, too? Any thoughts or experience with anything like this?


Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys beekeeper’s bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto’s Roundup kills bees.

Full Article: An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade’s worth of expertise about how to successfully raise organic, chemical-free bees is the latest victim of flagrant government tyranny. According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence “Terry” Ingram of Apple River, Ill., owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently had his bees and beehives stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (ID of A), as well as more than 15 years’ worth of research proving Monsanto’s Roundup to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) destroyed.

It began last summer when Ingram, who teaches children about natural beekeeping, gave a sample of his honeycomb to IDofA inspector Susan Kivikko (http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html) at a beekeeper’s picnic. Ingram explained that his bees would not touch the comb, and asked Kivikko if it could be tested for chemical contamination.

Kivikko told him that IDofA does not test for chemicals, presumably because its policy is to actively promote them, and instead took the comb and had it tested for “foulbrood,” a disease that Ingram says is greatly overblown. When the test allegedly came back positive, Kivikko proceeded to get the ball rolling on a witch hunt that would eventually lead to the illegal seizure and destruction of Ingram’s personal property.

Not only did Kivikko, as well as her colleague Eleanor Balson and superior Steven D. Chard, break the law by trespassing Ingram’s property on numerous occasions without a warrant, but they also committed numerous crimes by stealing his hives and equipment and destroying pertinent evidence before a hearing, which Ingram believes may have ultimately been rooted in a deliberate conspiracy by the state to hide the truth about Roundup, and subsequently steal his most vibrant bees.

Of particular interest was Ingram’s extensive research on Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, which began several years ago when hundreds of Ingram’s hives had died. He later determined that Roundup sprayings near his property were to blame, which prompted him to actively research the subject and closely monitor his hives in conjunction with this research from that point onward.

What he gathered, and subsequently taught to others, was concrete evidence that Roundup kills bees. He also used this information and his many years of experience to develop and refine ways of growing strong, chemical-free bees in spite of Roundup sprayings, a move that apparently upset ID of A, which operates primarily to serve the interests of chemical companies rather than the interests of the people.

“Is Illinois becoming a police state, where citizens do not have rights?” asked Ingram, who has been deliberately denied his rights, to the Prairie Advocate. “Knowing that Monsanto and the Department of Agriculture are in bed together, one has to wonder if Monsanto was behind the theft to ruin my research that may prove Roundup was, and is, killing honeybees.”

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Be sure to read the full Prairie  Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which includes a video interview, here:



Alexander Zahradnik

Nov 26, 2012, 9:16:23 AM11/26/12
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I'm not sure, but my activist network has been tracing Monsanto's various ties to bee collapse for a few years now, so I'm running that piece past them. Given that Monsanto purchased the top three companies studying Colony Collapse, I think it's completely within the realm of possibility.

Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm:

I'm sure everyone is aware of Monsanto's ties to growing cancer risks in recent studies (gained some traction in the media this past September) and for handpicking agents for FDA and USGA. Stealing bees and hiding the effects of Roundup (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsanto-weedkiller-and-gm-maize-in-shocking-cancer-study/232603.article) seem like business-as-usual.

Alex Z.
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