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Last summer at a beekeepers picnic in July, Ingram gave Susan Kivikko, the new local bee inspector for the IDofA, a frame of comb that the bees would have nothing to do with. Ingram wanted to know what chemicals were in it, but the IDofA said they did not have the funds to test for chemicals, just funds to test for foulbrood. They tested only for foulbrood and claimed that some of his hives were contaminated. After he did not destroy them the state stepped in to destroy them.
Sounds simple right? So some bees were found to be diseased and needed to be killed to stop the spread top other hives so what? Well were this story gets interesting and tricky is the fact that Terry Ingram has been convinced that his hives are dying due to his large agriculture neighbors helicopter spraying of chemicals he has been researching and collecting data to prove this and teaching others about this in his beekeeping classes he teaches. When they destroyed his hives they also destroyed his research. Why would they do that? Weird huh? And not only that but he had breed what he believed to be a resistant strain of bees to Monsanto's Roundup. Guess which bees were destroyed (along with all his queens)?
So the question remains was his bees REALLY taken because they were diseased or was it because he possibly could have been the one man to prove that bees are dying due to round up? Why did they not get rid of his equipment that would have been contaminated? There is also no copy of a search warrant and the bees were taken before his day in court. And as Peter Schiff points out in his May 24, 2012 interview with Terry Ingram on the Peter Schiff Show, his day in court was with the IDofA and his only source of appeal is the IDof A. A say what? Regardless of whether or not his bees should have been taken the fact that the very department of government that is accusing him is also his judge with no other recourse is concerning to me.
What do you think of all this? I think it's concerning that as he mentions in the video below that Susan Kivikko of IDofA's scoffed at the fact that you can be an organic beekeeper to his beekeeping students. As Terry says in the video the bees did just fine before chemicals. I personally think it sounds very fishy especially after listening to all the details of this case from terry Ingram himself. I don't find it hard to believe that Monsanto could be in the pockets of IDofA. I urge you to listen to his case in his own words below. Remember even if you don't have bees (we don't) all of humanity is dependent upon their existence. I think it's great that Terry has chosen to raise his bees organically and is teaching others to do the same.
Terry Ingram talking about his experience (16 min)
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