Congress prepares a law to protect bees in Sinaloa


In Sinaloa, there is no law to protect bees, however, in the State Congress already legislated in this regard.

This Monday the Consultation Forum was held on the initiative of the Law of Beekeeping Promotion and Protection of Pollinating Agents of the State of Sinaloa, aimed at the protection of bees and the comprehensive regulation of beekeeping.

The initiative was first presented on October 19, 2017 by Deputy Ana Cecilia Moreno Romero (PRI), in the LXII Legislature; however, it was given first reading until the next legislature, on January 8, 2019.

The Beekeeping Promotion and Protection of Pollinating Agents initiative tries to establish the norms for the organization, protection, promotion, health, research, technological development, industrialization, as well as the breeding, exploitation, genetic improvement and commercialization of the products that are they can obtain honey bees for the benefit of the beekeepers of the entity, explained Ana Cecilia Moreno, secretary of the commissions of Agricultural Affairs and Constitutional Points.

An initiative was also presented to repeal articles 110 to 134 of the Livestock Development Law, which currently regulates the entity’s beekeeping activity.

After the consultation forum held at the Congress on February 17, both commissions will prepare the corresponding opinion to pass to the plenary session and be voted, deputy Ana Cecilia Moreno reported.

It will be legislated with an ecological perspective

Graciela Domínguez Nava, president of the Political Coordination Board of the State Congress, said that Sinaloa requires specific legislation for the protection of bees given that these antophilic insects are at risk worldwide.

“Without bees there is no pollination and without pollination, there are no plants, animals or people; and now it turns out that there are fewer and fewer bees in the world, ”he said at the inauguration of the Forum of Consultation on the initiative of the Law of Beekeeping Promotion and Protection of Pollinating Agents of the State of Sinaloa.


he death of bees and the fall in honey production globally is related to the use of chemicals in agricultural fields, including Sinaloa, the country’s main grain producer, said the deputy for Morena.

Given its importance for the balance of life on earth, he added, the legislation around pollinating agents and beekeeping activity must be given with an ecological perspective.

“And from this perspective, to reflect and debate the legislation for the protection of bees; This should be the premise and then complement the legal channels for beekeeping as a cultural activity of economic importance, ”he said.

Currently, Sinaloa beekeeping is regulated by the Livestock Development Law, because this activity is considered as a livestock subsector, which means a grievance to life itself, he said.

About the Forum

The forum was attended by academics, researchers, beehive owners and honey producers, as well as veterinary and agronomy students. The president of the Board of the State Congress, Gloria Gloria Himelda Félix Niebla and the deputy Horacio Lora Oliva, convener of the forum and president of the Committee on Constitutional Points and Governance also participated.

Horacio Lora explained that experts and scholars of the subject were invited with the intention of retaking their opinions and translating them into a law that comprehensively regulates beekeeping and its impact on agriculture and livestock.

Sinaloa will protect the bees
Forum of Consultation on the initiative of Law of Beekeeping Promotion and Protection of Pollinating Agents of the State of Sinaloa. Photo: courtesy

After the opening ceremony, a panel was held with the participation of researchers José Luis Reyes Carrillo, Mauricio Quezada Avendaño and Adriana Correa Benítez. Subsequently, two work tables were installed with the commitment to prepare a compendium of all the participants to be analyzed at the time of preparing the law of the matter, as reported in a statement.


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