Please find below the latest update to the NSW DPI Biosecurity (Varroa Mite) Emergency Order No.17
Biosecurity Varroa Mite Emergency Order No. 17.pdf
Varroa Mite response Daily Update. (NSW DPI Biosecurity)
Varroa mite tracing and surveillance work has confirmed three new detections of Varroa mite, as field officers continue hive inspections with beekeepers across the state. All new infected hives fall within existing red zones.
The two new detections near Salt Ash and another at Butterwick in the Port Stephens LGA brings the total number of infested premises to 59 since Varroa mite was first identified during routine surveillance at the Port of Newcastle on 22 June.
The new infested hives fall within an existing red zone, but with a new biosecurity order being made, the eradication zone around the Butterwick detection will expand slightly to the west. Tracing is underway to confirm how these sites are linked to previous detections.