[permaculture] Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto's Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Rob Cook crookkohler at bellsouth.net
Tue May 26 22:56:41 EDT 2015

That is a sad story, it is similar to other stories that I have heard about around here where groups of Beekeepers are being taken over by "beekeepers" who support Monsanto.

     On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:30 AM, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com> wrote:

Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto's Roundup; Kills
remaining Queens

By Kristan Harris <kristan at therundownlive.com>

May 27, 2013

*The Illinois Ag Dept.  illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned
naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant
and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News

*Behind the obvious violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto.
Ingram was researching Roundup’s effects on bees, which he’s raised for 58
years.  “They ruined 15 years of my research,” he told Prairie Advocate, by
stealing most of his stock.*

A certified letter from the Ag Dept.’s Apiary Inspection Supervisor, Steven
D. Chard, stated:

 “During a routine inspection of your honeybee colonies by … Inspectors
Susan Kivikko and Eleanor Balson on October 23, 2011, the bacterial disease
‘American Foulbrood’ was detected in a number of colonies located behind
your house…. Presence of the disease in some of your colonies was confirmed
via test results from the USDA Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville,
Maryland that analyzed samples collected from your apiary….”

Ingram can prove his bees did not have foulbrood, and planned to do so at a
hearing set in April, but the state seized his bees at the end of March.
They have not returned them and no one at the Ag Dept. seems to know where
his bees are.

 The bees could have been destroyed, or they could have been turned over to
Monsanto to ascertain why some of his bees are resistant to Roundup.
Without the bees as evidence, Ingram simply cannot defend against the phony
charges of foulbrood.

Worse, all his queens died after Kivikko and Balson “inspected” his
property, outside of his presence and without a warrant.

Of note, Illinois beekeepers are going underground after Ingram’s
experience and refuse to register their hives, in case the state tries to
steal their private property on phony claims.

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