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  • MRH
    This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group. First, the article ran several months ago. Second, the statement that danger from
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 25, 2013
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      This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group.  

      First, the article ran several months ago.

      Second, the statement that danger from AFB is "greatly overblown" should have told any beekeeper reading the article that something was way off.

      Third, just look down the comments under the article.  Here's one that should have stopped anyone, and is a comment I completely agree with:

      "Whoever wrote this article did absolutely no fact checking, didn't interview anyone else who knew of terrys research, who could attest to terries gift to bees, nor did he take the time to look up regulations regarding bees, importing/exporting, the inspection procedures, who, what and when bees could be inspected. God forbid he talk to another bee inspector to check his facts or the bee inspector involved, look up diseases and how they present etc.... Instead this hack just regurgitated what terry told him and took that as the gospel. He really should look into the various stories that terry has been telling by talking to others, you'd find that they often change depending on who terry is talking to. This is a sad article that failed in all respects to capture any bit of truth, and its obvious that it wasn't supposed to."

      marc hoffman


      On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, <mdudley@...> wrote:
       

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

      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."

      This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
      www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf

      Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which includes a video interview, here:
      http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html

      Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html


    • Gary Glaenzer
      foulbrood overblown ???? what planet is this guy on ? please, spare us this drivel in the future, OK ? ... From: mdudley@king-cart.com To:
      Message 2 of 8 , Mar 25, 2013
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        'foulbrood overblown' ????
         
        what planet is this guy on ?
         
        please, spare us this drivel in the future, OK ?
         
         
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        Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 9:10 AM
        Subject: [Beekeeping] Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture destroys beekeer's bees

         

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

        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."

        This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
        www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf

        Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which includes a video interview, here:
        http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html

        Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html
        Photo: Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Poison kills bees.  

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."

This  link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
 www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf

Be sure to read the full Prairie  Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which includes a video interview, here:
http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html

Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html

      • Tim Arheit
        Not to mention it s old news, and there is a different account of the events out there that isn t getting distributed much (likely because it isn t so
        Message 3 of 8 , Mar 25, 2013
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          Not to mention it's old news, and there is a different account of the events out there that isn't getting distributed much (likely because it isn't so sensational) that states the facts and shows issues with the operation.

          The actual story was the the inspector found AFB, (They do not need a warrant for inspection),  It reported to the owner and the Illinois DOA.   A second inspection by a different inspector verified the findings and then samples were sent to Belts-ville for a 3rd verification.   After being notified multiple times over a fair amount of time, the owner refused to address the issue at which time the DOA took care of the hives as required and allowed by law.   Finally hearing was held were the owner could provide his evidence and a penalty was issued for failure to abate the nuisance.

          Registration of hives is mandated by law in Illinois.
          Bee Inspectors are interviewed and experienced.
          The diagnosis was double-checked and additionally verified by lab testing.
          The course of action is covered under Illinois Civil Statutes and was followed - mandatory abatement whether by owner or the State.
          The complainant was clearly in violation given the Civil Statutes.


          And as far as roundup killing bees... in my area of the country we would have real problems if it did... it's virtually sprayed everywhere.

          -Tim



          On 3/25/2013 10:37 AM, MRH wrote:
           
          This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group.  

          First, the article ran several months ago.

          Second, the statement that danger from AFB is "greatly overblown" should have told any beekeeper reading the article that something was way off.

          Third, just look down the comments under the article.  Here's one that should have stopped anyone, and is a comment I completely agree with:

          "Whoever wrote this article did absolutely no fact checking, didn't interview anyone else who knew of terrys research, who could attest to terries gift to bees, nor did he take the time to look up regulations regarding bees, importing/exporting, the inspection procedures, who, what and when bees could be inspected. God forbid he talk to another bee inspector to check his facts or the bee inspector involved, look up diseases and how they present etc.... Instead this hack just regurgitated what terry told him and took that as the gospel. He really should look into the various stories that terry has been telling by talking to others, you'd find that they often change depending on who terry is talking to. This is a sad article that failed in all respects to capture any bit of truth, and its obvious that it wasn't supposed to."

          marc hoffman


          On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, <mdudley@...> wrote:
           
          Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Poison kills bees.

          An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade's worth of expertise about how to successfullyraise 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."

          This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
          www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf

          Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which includes a video interview, here:
          http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html

          Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html


        • mdudley
          This article shows how Illinois destroys people s property without compensation. This article shows Michigan doing the same thing with hogs:
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            This article shows how Illinois destroys people's property without compensation. This article shows Michigan doing the same thing with hogs: http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Michigan_pigs_farm_freedom.html

            Thankfully, in my state if they destroy your hives due to foulbrood or any other reason they have to compensate you for the loss. That way they should only do it if necessary.

            What kind of honeycomb did he give them to test? If it had foulbrood in it, it would have been obvious without testing. Sounds like it was comb honey or unfilled plastic comb, and I did not even know comb honey could even be tested for foulbrood. If the bees refused to do anything with the comb (plastic?), then how could it have any foulbrood? Still sounds fishy to me.

            Marshall

            --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, MRH <wildwoodflower@...> wrote:
            >
            > This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group.
            >
            > First, the article ran several months ago.
            >
            > Second, the statement that danger from AFB is "greatly overblown" should
            > have told any beekeeper reading the article that something was way off.
            >
            > Third, just look down the comments under the article. Here's one that
            > should have stopped anyone, and is a comment I completely agree with:
            >
            > "Whoever wrote this article did absolutely no fact checking, didn't
            > interview anyone else who knew of terrys research, who could attest to
            > terries gift to bees, nor did he take the time to look up regulations
            > regarding bees, importing/exporting, the inspection procedures, who, what
            > and when bees could be inspected. God forbid he talk to another bee
            > inspector to check his facts or the bee inspector involved, look up
            > diseases and how they present etc.... Instead this hack just regurgitated
            > what terry told him and took that as the gospel. He really should look into
            > the various stories that terry has been telling by talking to others, you'd
            > find that they often change depending on who terry is talking to. This is a
            > sad article that failed in all respects to capture any bit of truth, and
            > its obvious that it wasn't supposed to."
            >
            > marc hoffman
            >
            >
            > On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, <mdudley@...> wrote:
            >
            > > **
            > >
            > >
            > > Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys
            > > beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Poison kills
            > > bees.
            > >
            > > 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<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agr.state.il.us%2Fprograms%2Fbees%2Finspectors.html&h=oAQFKGRn7&s=1>)
            > > 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."
            > >
            > > This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's
            > > a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
            > > www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agr.state.il.us%2Fprograms%2Fbees%2Fbeerules.pdf&h=fAQHmZmBs&s=1>
            > >
            > > Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which
            > > includes a video interview, here:
            > > http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pacc-news.com%2F5-2-12%2Fheart_ingram5_2_12.html&h=oAQFKGRn7&s=1>
            > >
            > > Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the
            > > current state of bees:
            > > http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html
            > > [image: Photo: Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture
            > > secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving
            > > Monsanto's Poison kills bees. 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." This link below explains their
            > > claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois
            > > Department of Agriculture. www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf
            > > Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which
            > > includes a video interview, here:
            > > http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html Please don't forget
            > > to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of
            > > bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html%5d
            > >
            > > <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=552236288143932&set=a.471654766202085.111452.471175129583382&type=1&relevant_count=1>
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
          • Tim Arheit
            In the case of AFB, the state is just stepping in to do what the beekeeper should have already done in order to protect not only his own hives but the
            Message 5 of 8 , Mar 25, 2013
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              In the case of AFB, the state is just stepping in to do what the beekeeper should have already done in order to protect not only his own hives but the neighbors hives.   I don't find that unreasonable and is no different than hundreds of other laws in states and cities requiring you to maintain property and not harbor a nuisance or the town/state/city will take care of it for you (and will often charge you for doing so). 

              The few states I've seen where they do compensate for the loss,  the compensation doesn't begin to cover the cost of the hive.

              From the article I read a year ago, the inspectors took the samples, and inspected multiple times. 

              Anything can have and be tested for foulbrood (woodenware, hive tools, comb, foundation, plastic, etc.)

              -Tim

              On 3/25/2013 11:21 AM, mdudley@... wrote:
               

              This article shows how Illinois destroys people's property without compensation. This article shows Michigan doing the same thing with hogs: http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Michigan_pigs_farm_freedom.html

              Thankfully, in my state if they destroy your hives due to foulbrood or any other reason they have to compensate you for the loss. That way they should only do it if necessary.

              What kind of honeycomb did he give them to test? If it had foulbrood in it, it would have been obvious without testing. Sounds like it was comb honey or unfilled plastic comb, and I did not even know comb honey could even be tested for foulbrood. If the bees refused to do anything with the comb (plastic?), then how could it have any foulbrood? Still sounds fishy to me.

              Marshall

              --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, MRH <wildwoodflower@...> wrote:
              >
              > This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group.
              >
              > First, the article ran several months ago.
              >
              > Second, the statement that danger from AFB is "greatly overblown" should
              > have told any beekeeper reading the article that something was way off.
              >
              > Third, just look down the comments under the article. Here's one that
              > should have stopped anyone, and is a comment I completely agree with:
              >
              > "Whoever wrote this article did absolutely no fact checking, didn't
              > interview anyone else who knew of terrys research, who could attest to
              > terries gift to bees, nor did he take the time to look up regulations
              > regarding bees, importing/exporting, the inspection procedures, who, what
              > and when bees could be inspected. God forbid he talk to another bee
              > inspector to check his facts or the bee inspector involved, look up
              > diseases and how they present etc.... Instead this hack just regurgitated
              > what terry told him and took that as the gospel. He really should look into
              > the various stories that terry has been telling by talking to others, you'd
              > find that they often change depending on who terry is talking to. This is a
              > sad article that failed in all respects to capture any bit of truth, and
              > its obvious that it wasn't supposed to."
              >
              > marc hoffman
              >
              >
              > On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, <mdudley@...> wrote:
              >
              > > **
              > >
              > >
              > > Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys
              > > beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Poison kills
              > > bees.
              > >
              > > 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.htmlhttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agr.state.il.us%2Fprograms%2Fbees%2Finspectors.html&h=oAQFKGRn7&s=1>)
              > > 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."
              > >
              > > This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's
              > > a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
              > > www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agr.state.il.us%2Fprograms%2Fbees%2Fbeerules.pdf&h=fAQHmZmBs&s=1>
              > >
              > > Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which
              > > includes a video interview, here:
              > > http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.htmlhttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pacc-news.com%2F5-2-12%2Fheart_ingram5_2_12.html&h=oAQFKGRn7&s=1>
              > >
              > > Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the
              > > current state of bees:
              > > http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html
              > > [image: Photo: Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture
              > > secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving
              > > Monsanto's Poison kills bees. 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." This link below explains their
              > > claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois
              > > Department of Agriculture. www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf
              > > Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which
              > > includes a video interview, here:
              > > http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html Please don't forget
              > > to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of
              > > bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html]
              > >
              > > <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=552236288143932&set=a.471654766202085.111452.471175129583382&type=1&relevant_count=1>
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >


            • Kakerby
              We talked about this article early last year, probably about this same time last year in fact, and with much the same conclusions: 1) the much-celebrated
              Message 6 of 8 , Mar 25, 2013
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                We talked about this article early last year, probably about this same time last year in fact, and with much the same conclusions:
                1) the much-celebrated Prairie Advocate was little more than a very slanted political opinion piece in favor of the beekeeper in question
                2) the beekeeper in question was informed numerous times by the IL dept of ag that his colonies were a hazard to other beekeepers in the surrounding community due to the AFB, and as such needed to be dealt with.   He ignored them
                3) when they repeatedly told them that if he didn't deal with his AFB issues, they would destroy the hives, he ignored that too
                4) when they came to destroy the hives just like they said they would, he got all upset, started yelling to anyone who would listen about how he's been so wronged, and went to the social media with his sob story

                Let's move on.  This is very old news.  Sad, but very old.  If anything, there's a lesson to be learned here that we can't ignore the impact we have on our fellow beekeepers, no matter how right we might think we are.  
                Kathryn Kerby
                frogchorusfarm.com
                Snohomish, WA


                -----Original Message-----
                From: MRH <wildwoodflower@...>
                To: Beekeeping <Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 7:37 am
                Subject: Re: [Beekeeping] Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture destroys beekeer's bees

                 
                This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group.  

                First, the article ran several months ago.

                Second, the statement that danger from AFB is "greatly overblown" should have told any beekeeper reading the article that something was way off.

                Third, just look down the comments under the article.  Here's one that should have stopped anyone, and is a comment I completely agree with:

                "Whoever wrote this article did absolutely no fact checking, didn't interview anyone else who knew of terrys research, who could attest to terries gift to bees, nor did he take the time to look up regulations regarding bees, importing/exporting, the inspection procedures, who, what and when bees could be inspected. God forbid he talk to another bee inspector to check his facts or the bee inspector involved, look up diseases and how they present etc.... Instead this hack just regurgitated what terry told him and took that as the gospel. He really should look into the various stories that terry has been telling by talking to others, you'd find that they often change depending on who terry is talking to. This is a sad article that failed in all respects to capture any bit of truth, and its obvious that it wasn't supposed to."

                marc hoffman


                On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, <mdudley@...> wrote:
                 
                Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Poison kills bees.

                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."

                This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
                www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf

                Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which includes a video interview, here:
                http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html

                Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html

              • Kakerby
                The issue with hogs in MI is also WAY overblown. We own hogs and we were watching that situation VERY closely. What the below listed article doesn t point
                Message 7 of 8 , Mar 25, 2013
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                  The issue with hogs in MI is also WAY overblown.  We own hogs and we were watching that situation VERY closely.  What the below listed article doesn't point out, and what proved to be the case in MI, is that it wasn't domestic hogs owned by 4H kids that the state was going after.  It was canned hunt exotic breeds, which were getting out of the pen area and mixing with local feral hog populations, which were being targeted.  Furthermore, the number of farms which were actually involved in any culling events, I can count on one hand.  In those cases, just like with the IL bees, the owners refused to cooperate, then sent up the cry of "oh help us, the state is here to kill everything and take away our personal property".  While many of the rest of that state's hog owners were relieved because an out-of-control situation was finally being dealt with.

                  Before crying "Fire!" on these articles, go do your homework on these issues and make sure that these allegations are what they claim.  In the two instances you've cited so far, they're not.
                  Kathryn Kerby
                  frogchorusfarm.com
                  Snohomish, WA


                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: mdudley <mdudley@...>
                  To: Beekeeping <Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 8:21 am
                  Subject: [Beekeeping] Re: Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture destroys beekeer's bees

                   
                  This article shows how Illinois destroys people's property without compensation. This article shows Michigan doing the same thing with hogs: http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Michigan_pigs_farm_freedom.html

                  Thankfully, in my state if they destroy your hives due to foulbrood or any other reason they have to compensate you for the loss. That way they should only do it if necessary.

                  What kind of honeycomb did he give them to test? If it had foulbrood in it, it would have been obvious without testing. Sounds like it was comb honey or unfilled plastic comb, and I did not even know comb honey could even be tested for foulbrood. If the bees refused to do anything with the comb (plastic?), then how could it have any foulbrood? Still sounds fishy to me.

                  Marshall

                  --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, MRH <wildwoodflower@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > This article never should have been posted to this beekeeping email group.
                  >
                  > First, the article ran several months ago.
                  >
                  > Second, the statement that danger from AFB is "greatly overblown" should
                  > have told any beekeeper reading the article that something was way off.
                  >
                  > Third, just look down the comments under the article. Here's one that
                  > should have stopped anyone, and is a comment I completely agree with:
                  >
                  > "Whoever wrote this article did absolutely no fact checking, didn't
                  > interview anyone else who knew of terrys research, who could attest to
                  > terries gift to bees, nor did he take the time to look up regulations
                  > regarding bees, importing/exporting, the inspection procedures, who, what
                  > and when bees could be inspected. God forbid he talk to another bee
                  > inspector to check his facts or the bee inspector involved, look up
                  > diseases and how they present etc.... Instead this hack just regurgitated
                  > what terry told him and took that as the gospel. He really should look into
                  > the various stories that terry has been telling by talking to others, you'd
                  > find that they often change depending on who terry is talking to. This is a
                  > sad article that failed in all respects to capture any bit of truth, and
                  > its obvious that it wasn't supposed to."
                  >
                  > marc hoffman
                  >
                  >
                  > On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, <mdudley@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > > **
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys
                  > > beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Poison kills
                  > > bees.
                  > >
                  > > 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.htmlhttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agr.state.il.us%2Fprograms%2Fbees%2Finspectors.html&h=oAQFKGRn7&s=1>)
                  > > 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."
                  > >
                  > > This link below explains their claim as to why the Government did it. It's
                  > > a PDF from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
                  > > www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf<;http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agr.state.il.us%2Fprograms%2Fbees%2Fbeerules.pdf&h=fAQHmZmBs&s=1>
                  > >
                  > > Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which
                  > > includes a video interview, here:
                  > > http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.htmlhttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pacc-news.com%2F5-2-12%2Fheart_ingram5_2_12.html&h=oAQFKGRn7&s=1>
                  > >
                  > > Please don't forget to email these folks and express your opinions on the
                  > > current state of bees:
                  > > http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html
                  > > [image: Photo: Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture
                  > > secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving
                  > > Monsanto's Poison kills bees. 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." This link below explains their
                  > > claim as to why the Government did it. It's a PDF from the Illinois
                  > > Department of Agriculture. www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beerules.pdf
                  > > Be sure to read the full Prairie Advocate story about Terry Ingram, which
                  > > includes a video interview, here:
                  > > http://www.pacc-news.com/5-2-12/heart_ingram5_2_12.html Please don't forget
                  > > to email these folks and express your opinions on the current state of
                  > > bees: http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/inspectors.html]
                  > >
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