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Feb 8, 2022

Traps Arrive to Catch Bee Pest

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise has gotten a donation of eight hundred small beetle traps from the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health. The traps were purchased in Australia and will help Belizean farmers who are battling the small hive beetle, a scavenger and parasite of honeybee colonies. The pest is native to Africa and was introduced to Belize in 2016, mainly by the commercial movement of bees. The handing over was conducted by OIRSA country representative, Fermin Blanco, and was received by Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise on Monday.


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