Re: Beekeeping Licence Transferrable?
The only kind of Federal permit or licensing regarding bees or an apiary that I am aware of relates to putting hives on Federal property, such as US National Forest or BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land.
If the location in Puerto Rico where you wished to place hives was Federal land, then getting a Federal special-use permit may be possible. But if your proposed apiary location is non-Federal land then it won't be relevant.
Some more info in this earlier thread:
Note JWChestnut's post about a website tracking Federal Public Lands special-use apiary permits here:
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft