Detection of Varroa Destructor - Newcastle NSW.

24 June 2022 4:30 PM | Anonymous

Earlier today the QBA received notice that a detection of Varroa destructor had been made in the Port of Newcastle. 

We ask that all members and clubs re-circulate this email as a matter of priority. 

AHBIC will manage all media enquires in relation to this matter. 

If any members of the QBA, our affiliate clubs receive a request for media interviews. Please forward all requests to AHBIC via the AHBIC email address: or call 0402 467 780.

Please find the media release from AHBIC and the NSW DPI below. 

Any QBA members wishing to add their name to the state response team are asked to email their full name, contact number, and email address to 

The QBA have been in constant contact with DAF and will continue to liaise closely with the Ministers office and key people in the Queensland department in relation to this critical matter. 

Further information to come. 

Kind regards,

Jo Martin 

QBA State Secretary

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