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Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Posted by on May. 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

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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.

 

Jen #1238904688930684906

by on May. 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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coronado25
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM
Oh yeah, this guy. Read his hearing. It is FUNNY! I swear.
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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Wow. Unbelievable what this world is coming to.

:(
Talee
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM


Quoting coronado25:

Oh yeah, this guy. Read his hearing. It is FUNNY! I swear.

Ok I will look for it.

 

Jen #1238904688930684906

Talee
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2013 at 1:58 PM

BUMP!

coronado25
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM
You gotta look up the hearing...you will still say the same thing, but the reason you say it may different.


Quoting kailu1835:

Wow. Unbelievable what this world is coming to.



:(

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krysstizzle
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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Yeah, it's hilarious. *eyeroll* 

Do you know anything about beekeeping? Because I have a very strong suspicion you don't. (Btw, I do. We have bees)

Quoting coronado25:

Oh yeah, this guy. Read his hearing. It is FUNNY! I swear.


Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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 Why don't you post us a link?

You find this hilarious? I'd really like to see why. I don't find it remotely amusing as it stands.

Quoting coronado25:

You gotta look up the hearing...you will still say the same thing, but the reason you say it may different.


Quoting kailu1835:

Wow. Unbelievable what this world is coming to.



:(

 

Talee
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM


Quoting krysstizzle:

Yeah, it's hilarious. *eyeroll* 

Do you know anything about beekeeping? Because I have a very strong suspicion you don't. (Btw, I do. We have bees)

Quoting coronado25:

Oh yeah, this guy. Read his hearing. It is FUNNY! I swear.


I looked for info on the hearing but am not sure it was the same thing she is talking about. The stuff I did read was very interesting, regarding how bees cover the disease with a tar like substance, basically quaranting, though that was pretty friggin cool.

 

Jen #1238904688930684906

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:46 PM

And you tie up Uncle Larry next to the bee hive don't you. Cause you hate him. 

Quoting krysstizzle

Yeah, it's hilarious. *eyeroll* 

Do you know anything about beekeeping? Because I have a very strong suspicion you don't. (Btw, I do. We have bees)

Quoting coronado25:
Oh yeah, this guy. Read his hearing. It is FUNNY! I swear.
OHgirlinCA
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:46 PM

 How very odd....

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