Mar 27, 2019: EgyptAir Cargo has recently transported 40 tonnes of live honeybees from Cairo to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport ((RAK), the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Al Najeh Honey entrusted RAK with this task and the entry of the honeybees to UAE was executed flawlessly by the airport. It offered best handling services thereby ensuring that the honey bee shipment is delivered and handed over to the consignee in the shortest possible time.

Sanjay Khanna, CEO, RAK Airport, said, “Lot of planning has gone behind this to achieve the final goal of handling and delivering live bees. It has been our endeavour to establish benchmark standards in our airport. Moreover, our airport is perfectly suited to handle such delicate and time-sensitive cargo. We are grateful to Wagih Habeeb, country head, and Sherif Sabry, GM from Egypt Air Cargo; and Mohamed Najah, chairman of Al Najeh Honey & Bees Trading for giving us the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities in this regard. We would also like to thank the ministry of environment and climate change, RAK customs, and other authorities for their quick and timely support provided.”

Al Najeh Honey farm started as a small trading business 26 years ago and since then begun raising and exporting queen bees and apiary equipment. The apiary is located in a remote desert property surrounded by a rickety barbed wire fence which holds 100 hives, each discreetly stored along with the shady trees in locked plastic chests filled with trays of honeycombs 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. Today, Al Najeh Honey has grown to be the largest bee supplier in the world using airfreight and transporting approximately 4.8 billion bees between Egypt, UAE, Oman, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia.

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