350 million Honeybees safely land in Ras Al Khaimah
Forty tons of live honeybees landed at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on an Egypt Air Cargo flight from Cairo this March, as customers waited to receive them to take them to various farms across the UAE.
UAE-based Al Najeh Honey Farm entrusted Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK) with the task of ensuring a safe entry for the honeybees, their arrival was a smooth affair with the airport taking all care to deliver the honey bee shipments to their consignees in the shortest possible time.
The entire team at RAK Airport put in immense efforts to plan and achieve the final goal of handling and delivering live bees.
With 4,000 honeybees weighing just one pound, the cargo shipment was one of the largest of its kind in the region.
RAK Airport’s endeavour to establish benchmark standards has been achieved as it is perfectly suited to handle such delicate and time-sensitive cargo.
Al Najeh Honey farm is located in a remote desert property surrounded by a rickety barbed wire fence and is a key exporter of queen bees and apiary equipment.
It houses 100 hives, each discreetly hidden in trees in locked plastic chests that are filled with trays of honeycombs and guarded by thousands of bees.
Al Najeh Honey owns and operates farms all through Egypt, Saudi and UAE, mostly in the Northern Emirates near Al Dhaid.
Al Najeh Honey has grown to be the largest bee supplier in the world using airfreight and transporting approx. 4.8 billion bees between Egypt, UAE, Oman, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Mr Najah is closely associated with the Apex Body of Apiculture, APIMONDIA.