Thursday 26 November, 2020

Grenada tells citizens to stop importing Trinidad's Africanised bees

(Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash)

(Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash)

Grenada is advising its citizens to stop importing Africanised bees from Trinidad as it is illegal to do so.

A report from Now Grenada noted that a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands cautioned the general public against the act, especially individuals interested in importing bees from other regional islands as well as international islands.

The bees are said to be dangerous to Grenada's environment.

"Persons seeking to bring in Africanised bees from Trinidad are asked to stop immediately as these bees would destroy our native bees and are very harmful to the Grenadian population."

The ministry reportedly asked all persons engaged in beekeeping and not registered as a beekeeper with the ministry to do so. It also identified a farmer's registration process where all farmers registered with the ministry are issued an identification. 

The Ministry said it will treat with the matter very seriously.

"Once again Africanised bees also known as killer bees are very dangerous and shouldn't be allowed on our island."

"Any information about persons bringing Africanised bees can be reported to Quasi Williams, Veterinary and Livestock Division,  Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, telephone 440-2708/ 3078/ 3083," the release said.

 

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