ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF AFRICANISED BEES FROM TRINIDAD
Written by GIS on April 24, 2018
The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands is informing the general public — especially individuals already in or interested in joining the beekeeping sector that it is illegal to import bees from other regional islands, as well as internationally.
Persons seeking to bring in Africanised bees from Trinidad are asked to cease immediately since these bees would destroy our native bees and are very harmful to the Grenadian population.
The Ministry is also asking all persons engaged in beekeeping and not registered as a beekeeper with the ministry, to kindly do so. There is a farmer’s registration process where all farmers registered with the ministry are issued an Identification card.
Once again, Africanised bees, also known as killer bees, are very dangerous and should not be allowed into Grenada. The ministry says that it will treat this matter very seriously and any information about persons not in compliance with this request should be reported to Quasi Williams, Veterinary and Livestock Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands at 440-2708/3078/3083