Please find attached the latest NSW DPI Biosecurity (Varroa Mite) Emergency Order No.12 issued by the Deputy Plant Protection Officer of NSW.
The following update was issued by NSW DPI Biosecurity earlier today (10/07/2022 at 2.30pm) via Facebook.
As at 6pm Saturday 9 July, DPI has confirmed three new detections of Varroa mite as field officers continue to carry out hive inspections and surveillance with #beekeepers in the affected areas.
All new cases are linked to previously known cases.
The new confirmed cases include Jerrys Plains, Denman and Heatherbrae and brings the total number of infested premises to 38 since Varroa mite was first identified during routine surveillance at the Port of Newcastle on 22 June.
The new confirmed cases at Denman and Heatherbrae fall within previously declared emergency zones, and a new Biosecurity Emergency Order has been issued with additional emergency zones for the confirmed case at Jerrys Plains.
A group permit allowing the movement of #honeybees and hives to a higher location on the same premises, for premises within a flood watch area, has been extended for 7 days, until midnight on Sunday 17 July.
An $18 million compensation package has been developed for registered commercial and recreational beekeepers affected by the Varroa mite outbreak.
Further details will be provided on this when available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/varroa
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