The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture reviewed the technical guide for beekeeping activity, which aims to complete the materials organized according to (the chapter on apiaries), to obtain opinions on regulating the honey bee industry, rationalizing the use of natural resources without harming them, and achieving a balance between production and available resources.The guide included beekeepers’ permits The Ministry grants permits to practice the profession of beekeeping (beekeeper’s permit), and supervises and regulates this profession, provided that only citizens are allowed to practice the profession of beekeeping, and all beekeepers are required to register their data in the electronic services portal (Nama), and to apply for a permit to practice the profession ( beekeeper permit) through the portal. According to the guide, only citizens are allowed to own individual apiaries, and all beekeepers are required to register the data of their apiaries in the Ministry’s electronic portal and apply for a license in the portal, according to the administrative scope in which the investor’s apiary is located. .
And the guide indicated that the beekeeper is obligated to number the cells and place an identification board on the apiary showing the reference information for the apiary, and the fixed individual apiary is required to attach a legal or regulatory document to the site.
The guide prohibits the import of the Asian bee species, Apis cerana, and the giant Indian bee (Apis dorsata), except for the purposes of scientific research through scientific bodies and research centers and with the approval of the Ministry. .
Licenses and requirements for apiaries
It is allowed to import single bee queens in cages and to send the queens with accompanying workers, and it is required to attach a certificate of origin and a health certificate that the bees and/or imported queens are free of any diseases or pests, provided that the date of issuance of the health certificate does not exceed two weeks from the date of arrival, and an examination is made Samples of adult bees taken from bee parcels or worker bees accompanying queens at the port, to ensure that they are free of diseases or pests, especially dangerous pests such as Varroa mites, small hive beetles, Nosema serana, or any other diseases specified by the Ministry.