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#409125 - 06/02/11 01:20 PM School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro  
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The largest school on Ambergris Caye and other offices were evacuated this morning for safety purposes after a person was stung by bees. Jorge Aldana has the details in the following report.

Jorge Aldana – San Pedro Correspondent
Over 800 students and teachers were evacuated from the San Pedro Roman Catholic School after bees stung a student this morning. Not only were the students evacuated but the staff working at the offices of the Belize Tourism Board, The Minister of Tourism office and the public library were also evacuated. The school management informed the public health department that bees were seen in the school compound and that one student was stung. When the relevant authorities arrived they discovered the bee hive inside the space that separates the flat that houses the public library and the upper flat that houses BTB office and the Minister of Tourism Office; building that is located opposite the school.
According to San Pedro RC School Principal Roxanne Kay, it took the teachers about 20 minutes to get all 800 students off the compound to the central park.
A section of Barrier Reef Drive remains closed until all the bees are exterminated.

Reporting for Love News from San Pedro Town, I am Jorge Aldana.

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#409128 - 06/02/11 02:06 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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Are they the Africanized form?


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#409132 - 06/02/11 02:20 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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Bees should never be killed, but relocated. If they don't know how that information is readily available.

#409133 - 06/02/11 02:22 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: PROBUS]  
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Originally Posted by PROBUS
Bees should never be killed, but relocated. If they don't know how that information is readily available.


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#409135 - 06/02/11 02:34 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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All bees in Belize are Africanised. I don't know if we have people capable of relocating bees in San Pedro. I'm pretty sure it's done on the mainland though.


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#409136 - 06/02/11 03:41 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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The bees are a hybrid of Aficanized and can't remember the other species. Yes, they can be moved, contact the Honey Producers Association.

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#409179 - 06/03/11 10:16 AM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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There are some folks that maintain bee hives on the island. Usually we need to send to the central farm for experts if we want a colony to be relocated -so it isn't always practical to wait.

#409261 - 06/04/11 12:11 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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How long does it take for someone to get here from the mainland, in an emergency? If the alternative is exterminating valuable and scarce bees?

#409266 - 06/04/11 01:27 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: PROBUS]  
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Originally Posted by PROBUS
Bees should never be killed, but relocated. If they don't know how that information is readily available.

In San Pedro that would require quite a challenge to a logical postulation. You have a mindset where in the past dogs have been poisoned and you expect them to capture and relocate insects that can harm and potentially kill their children. confused

#409270 - 06/04/11 02:08 PM Re: School and other offices evacuated in San Pedro [Re: Marty]  
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I have a mindset that sees that across the world the inestimable value of bees has been recognised and wanton killing of them is in many places now illegal. Just as the killing of bats, but with even more just cause. It wouldn't take long for a bee expert to be flown to San Pedro from any part of Belize. It's just a question of will.

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