Cozumel Firefighters Bees

Cozumel Firefighters Now Protect Bees

New Eco-Friendly Program has already Saved 14 Hives….

Photo Courtesy of Benny Campos

It’s a little known fact that Cozumel Firefighters are called out more often for bee infestations than they are for actual fires. In fact, in 2017, Island “Bomberos” responded to more than 300 calls for bee infestations alone.

It was recently announced that the firefighters have reached an agreement with CIMAC (Civil Association Conservation, Research and Environmental Management of Cozumel) so that bees can safely be relocated rather than destroyed.    The new procedure has already been so successful that 14 hives of bees have been moved to new homes – located inside the CIMAC property where they are housed in proper wooden boxes.


Los bomberos de Cozumel ahora protegen a las abejas

Un nuevo programa respetuoso con el medio ambiente a través del cual ya se han salvado 14 nidos. . .

Pocos conocen que los bomberos de Cozumel reciben con frecuencia más llamadas a causa de las plagas de abejas,

Photo Courtesy of Angelica Contreras

que por incendios. De hecho, en el 2017 los bomberos de la Isla respondieron a más de  300 llamadas por plagas de abejas.


Hace poco se anunció que los bomberos han llegado a un acuerdo con CIMAC (una asociación civil dedicada a la  Conservación, Investigación y Manejo del Medio Ambiente de Cozumel) para reubicar de manera segura a las abejas en lugar de destruirlas. El nuevo procedimiento ha sido tan exitoso que se 14 nidos han sido movidos a sus nuevas casas, localizadas dentro de una propiedad de CIMAC donde son resguardados en cajas de madera adecuadas.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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