Please see today's final update from the NSW DPI Biosecurity team.
New infested premises linked to known cases
New Varroa mite detections have been confirmed in Narrabri, Ferodale and Lambton.
These cases are epidemiologically linked to previously known cases in the Newcastle area.
This brings the number of emergency zones to a total of 19 infested premises. Close epidemiological links in all cases so far means and the Apiary industry have a good opportunity to eradicate this biosecurity threat and stop the onset of the Varroa mite.
Please also find a copy of the new Biosecurity (Varroa Mite) Emergency Order No.7 issued by the Deputy Chief Plant Protection Officer of NSW.
I have again taken the liberty of attaching the new and updated map to the bottom of this email.
QBA State Secretary