Terrence “Terry” Ingram, a beekeeper from Apple River, Illinois, has become the latest victim of flagrant government tyranny.
According to the Prairie Advocate, Ingram, owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently had his bees and beehives stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA), in addition to the destruction of more than 15 years’ worth of research proving Monsanto’s Roundup to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
It began when Ingram, who teaches children about natural beekeeping, gave a sample of his honeycomb to IDofA inspector Susan Kivikko at a beekeepers’ 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, and instead took the comb and had it tested for “foulbrood,” a disease that Ingram says is greatly overblown. It was when the test allegedly came back positive, that the situation took a turn for the worse.
Not only did Kivikko, as well as her colleague Eleanor Balson and superior Steven D. Chard, break the law by trespassing Ingram’s property several times without a warrant, but they also stole his hives and equipment and destroyed pertinent evidence before a hearing, which Ingram believes may have ultimately been rooted in a conspiracy by the state to hide the truth about Roundup.
Ingram had done extensive research on Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, following the death of hundreds of his hives. He later discovered that the spraying of Roundup near his property was to blame, thus, prompting him to actively research the subject.
What he discovered, and subsequently relayed to the rest of the community, 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 IDofA, which operates primarily to serve the interests of chemical companies.
“Is Illinois becoming a police state, where citizens do not have rights?” asked Ingram, who has been obviously and 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.”