The following information was taken directly from the NSW DPI Biosecurity Facebook page. We believe our members will appreciate this update from the ground.
NSW DPI Biosecurity - Facebook Update - 7th July 2022 at 6.15pm
We’re still seeing widespread rain across the Hunter region. Despite this, staff from NSW DPI, and volunteers from the NSW RFS and beekeeping industry have been out working on the Varroa mite response.
Today there are 17 teams in the field, consisting of 95 personnel. Crews were deployed to the Newcastle, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie local government areas, conducting surveillance operations. Surveillance teams are expected to exceed 30 by the weekend for varroa mite.
DPI extends its thanks to beekeeping industry volunteers, as well as RFS volunteers and staff that are assisting in the ongoing response to varroa mite.
Beekeepers are encouraged to continue surveillance and report results via the DPI website: https://fal.cn/3q2l8
We have listed the NSW DPI Biosecurity Facebook page to our varroa mite portal for those members not on social media. Click here to access the QBA varroa mite portal.
QBA State Secretary