Latakia - Sana
The immediate measures taken by the Bee and Silk Division in the Lattakia Agriculture Directorate contributed to reducing the losses of this sector, which were caused by the fires that affected fields, farms and forests in a number of areas of the governorate.
Engineer Rayan Mualla, head of the Bee and Silk Division, said in a statement to SANA that the division’s staff, including engineers, workers and technicians, went to the beekeeping centers in the governorate, which consist of three centers. In Al-Haffah and they were transferred to Al-Hanadi nurseries, confirming that no damages were recorded.
Mualla pointed out that when the fires occurred, the Bee Division called on all beekeepers in the private sector in the areas close to the fires to move the apiaries at maximum speed to safe areas, indicating that the losses in the private sector amounted to 6799 hives distributed between 316 hives in Jableh, 1110 hives in Al Haffah and 1298 in Lattakia. And 4075 in Qardaha, and there is still a deadline until Thursday to register damage to apiaries and others in the extension units of the affected villages.
On support for beekeepers, Mualla explained that the beekeepers association issued a beekeeper card to preserve the rights of beekeepers, in addition to giving beekeepers permission to transfer between governorates. Parcels are also offered at nominal prices to encourage beekeeping.