When is the Mosquito Season in Belize?
Viewed 23729 times since Tue, Jun 11, 2013
The mosquito season starts about the start of rainy season, say June 1 or so. When the rainy season is upon us, along with it comes showers of mosquitoes too! These annoying tiny blood suckers do not discriminate anyone as they bite anyone and ... Read More
How do you catch lobsters if not with a trap?
Viewed 17659 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
We use a 'hook stick' and snag em – the hook is a very large fishhook lashed on to end of thin fiberglass rod.
Belize Fast Facts - FAQ
Viewed 15509 times since Mon, Aug 25, 2014
CLICK HERE for a PDF by the Belize Tourist Board, a quick guide to Belize. It is 2.5mb and eight pages, featuring sections on: Belize Fast Facts Traveling To Belize Adventure For All Belize By Region Belize Cuisine Belizean Culture
Sea Urchins and Sea Cucumbers: Request for Harvest Data/Information
Viewed 14751 times since Thu, Nov 13, 2014
I'm looking for, and interested in, any information you could direct me to on current laws regarding the harvest of sea urchins and sea cucumbers in Belize. The last time I was down there in 2010, it seemed the government of Belize had legalized the ... Read More
I am looking for a florist in San Pedro Town. Ambergris Caye, Belize
Viewed 14185 times since Sun, Dec 14, 2014
There are two places you can try... The Candle Garden, and Sweet Decorations. Sweet Decorations has a website here:https://ambergriscaye.com/sweetdecorations/ For The Candle Garden, if you are at the end of front street and make a left by Belize Bank... Read More
Can we grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, lettuces, peas, beans, dry beans, grains? I read that the Mennonites have been growing corn. But is their seed open pollinated, or hybrid only? Is there a corn we can grow in Belize for eating that
Viewed 12731 times since Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Yes the Mennonites do grow quite a lot of corn in the country, both for local consumption and export. Corn in the summer, and beans in the fall and winter is the norm, with some sorghum in either (more in winter though during bean cycle). The larger ... Read More
What is the difference between a Doctor Fly and and Bot Fly? and how do you identify them?
Viewed 12698 times since Tue, Mar 8, 2016
The human Bot fly attaches its larvae to mosquitos and when they bite the human the larvae in inserted into the human, and it is hairy. You will never be bitten by a bot fly, you get eggs deposited on your skin by a visiting mosquito that quickly hat... Read More
Keeping Belize Wild
Viewed 12409 times since Thu, Dec 17, 2015
By Dr. Marisa Tellez IUCN/SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group’s Vice Regional Chair, Latin America Belize is a melting pot of magnificent and unique creatures. From the graceful swimming manatees, to the beautiful aeronautical macaws to the majesti... Read More
Seafood Guide to Belize
Viewed 12274 times since Tue, Apr 16, 2013
Seafood Guide to Belize: Closed seasons, banned catches, size and catch limits, Special laws and permits. Why you Should Care. Fisheries Stocks are declining globally the ocean is not the unlimited resource we once thought it was. Many Scientists ... Read More
What is the nature of the plants and animals on the island?
Viewed 10567 times since Sun, Jul 22, 2007
Wildlife: Jaguars and ocelots are to be found in the forest regions of the mainland. Naturally, conditions in inhabited areas is completely safe. Insect life is what can be expected in a subtropical climate. Lots of lizards on Ambergris Caye! Amberg... Read More
Manatee rescue, contacts in Belize City
Viewed 5894 times since Mon, Dec 15, 2014
Tonight as soon as the last flights from Maya and Tropic left the Municipality Airport, we did a sweep of the new runway in progress, looking for any signs of a young manatee seen too close to shore last week, by airport employees. (expecting to find... Read More
I want to buy good compost and black dirt. I live on Ambergris Caye. Please advice how I can get some shipped in.
Viewed 5059 times since Tue, Jun 2, 2015
It can be shipped via a barge from the Port Authority on the south side of town. I have beautiful black dirt, but you'd need to come here, check it out then conduct the transfer! Lady Bug used to have compost that was dug on the north end of the isla... Read More
Getting rid of gecko’s
Viewed 4393 times since Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Anyone have eradication protocols for geckos? Our log house has encouraged too many to leave their calling cards on the floors, in the closets and kitchen cabinets. Heretofore in Belize ,they have manifested themselves as an unobtrusive side sho... Read More
Butterflies in the wild
Viewed 3326 times since Tue, Feb 10, 2015
I am trying to find out when would be the best time to come to Belize to see and photograph butterflies in the wild? I plan to spend a month in Belize sometime while travelling around Central America with my camera photographing butterflies, between ... Read More
I want to plant grass seed in my yard, but a kind that won’t grow too fast and need constant mowing. Any recommendations?
Viewed 2936 times since Tue, Jun 2, 2015
Years ago I seeded with Bermuda. I bought it from Prossers. That spread well and I am about to re-seed some bald patches now that it has started raining again. My "lawn" is one step above a "field", so I am not a good advert for gardening. The Bermud... Read More
I would like to visit Belize as a volunteer
Viewed 2876 times since Wed, Jan 14, 2015
I would like to visit Belize as a volunteer and unfortunately I can't find any web sites and pages regarding my question. May be you have any information regarding this possibility-any sites or organisations. Preferable sphears-animals and wildlife. ... Read More
I have heard that there are a lot of snakes there... true or false
Viewed 2851 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
There are snakes here, but not like massive snakes everywhere! I seldom run into one even in the bush…. however..... There are as many as 62 species of snakes in Belize; however, only eight of those are venomous, according to the Belize Zoo. ... Read More
Young flamboyant trees losing leaves
Viewed 1950 times since Wed, Nov 23, 2016
I have 2 young flamboyant trees that are constantly losing leaves, as if they were being attacked by wee wee ants. But I see no evidence of these pests in the area. Also many of the remaining leaves are yellow. Any suggestions to help? The trees are ... Read More