A detection of Varroa destructor was identified by authorities on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 in sentinel hives at the Port of Newcastle. Please find information from AHBIC in the attachment below relating to the detection.
AHBIC incursion information - 24-06-2022.pdf
A detection of Varroa destructor was identified by authorities on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 in sentinel hives at the Port of Newcastle.
Please see the media release relating to the detection issued by the NSW DPI 24/06/2022.
20220624_Varroa mite detected in Newcastle beehives - 24-06-2022.pdf
Apis florea (the dwarf honey bee) has been found in the Port of Melbourne. Please read the statement attached below from AHBIC Chair Trevor Weatherhead.
The West Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is responding to a detection of Red dwarf honey bee in the Perth suburb of Forrestfield, calling on the State’s beekeepers to check their hives for the pest.
Click here to read the media release from the WA DPIRD
Media release from Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, Australia has been declared officially free from the bee parasite, Varroa jacobsoni, following its successful eradication from Townsville, Queensland.
Click here to read the media release.
The Proof of Freedom from the recent detection of Varroa mite located on a nest of Apis cerana (Asian Honey bee) in the Port of Townsville has been declared. The following is a joint media statement from Hon Minister Mark Furner and QBA State Secretary Jo Martin.
Click here to read the media release
Please use the following link to access the current Apis cerana KIA map dated 06/01/2020.
Apis cerana KIA - 20200106 Current Known infested area.pdf
Please see a recent update from Biosecurity Queensland on the National Varroa Mite Eradication Program below.
Nov 8 Media Release Biosecurity QLD.pdf
QBA State Secretary
Please see the official announcement made earlier today about our new Bee Biosecurity Officer in Queensland.
QLD Bee Biosecurity Officer Appointment.pdf
QBA State Secretary
Please see the link below for a statement from our national body AHBIC relating to the detection of Apis cerana and Varroa Jacobsoni found in the Port of Townsville May 2019.
Varroa jacobsoni - Update on 2019 Townsville detection.pdf