Please find attached below the latest NSW DPI Biosecurity (Varroa Mite) Emergency Order No.13 issued by the Deputy Chief Plant Protection Officer of NSW.
To view the latest varroa mite response map issued by NSW DPI Biosecurity, please click on the link below.
I have chosen to combine today's media update from NSW DPI Biosecurity within this email. Please see the update to the NSW DPI Biosecurity website below.
There has been one new detection of Varroa mite in honeybee hives at a property at Wards River, north-west of Bulahdelah.
This brings the total number of infested premises to 39.
Tracing is underway to confirm if this new detection is linked to a case in an existing emergency zone.
A state-wide ban on the movement of honeybees and hives remains in place, and beekeepers within current eradication zones are not permitted to work their hives other than to conduct surveillance for Varroa mite.
DPI are working hard in partnership with the apiary and horticulture industries to develop a permit process to manage the movement of hives outside of the current emergency zones.
QBA State Secretary