Illinois Department of Agriculture Illegally Destroys Beekeeper’s Research and Bees
“An Illinois beekeeper may be the target of the Illinois Department of Agriculture because of his research into the connection between Roundup and the worldwide decline in bee populations.
Terrence “Terry” Ingram, owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently returned to his property to find his bees and beehives had been stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA). He reports his over 15 year of research that proves Roundup is the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was taken as well.
Ingram’s problems began last summer when he gave a sample of his honeycomb to IDofA inspector Susan Kivikko at a beekeeper’s picnic. His bees would not touch the comb and he wanted it tested for chemical contamination.
Kivikko then told Mr. Ingram that the Illinois Department of Agriculture does not conduct test for chemicals. Instead the comb was tested for “foulbrood,” a disease that Ingram contends is greatly overblown. Ingram has been working with honey bees for almost 60 year, trains new beekeepers on a continuing basis, and is recognized throughout the state for his work.”