Please find below the latest update to the NSW DPI Biosecurity (Varroa Mite) Emergency Order No.18 issued by the NSW Chief Plant Protection Officer.
Varroa Mite response Daily Update (NSW DPI Biosecurity Varroa Mite Update Wednesday 3rd August 2022 at 7.00PM
Two new cases of Varroa Mite have been detected at One Mile and Anna Bay in the Port Stephens LGA, within the existing eradication zone, increasing the total number of Infected Premises to 64.
Due to the success of the surveillance in the outer regions there has been a greater focus over recent days in the eradication zone which has lead to the increase in number of Infected Premises.
All confirmed cases so far either have clear links to existing cases or are geographically related.
Beekeepers in the Surveillance zones should continue monitoring their hives for the presence of Varroa Mite and keep up to date with the latest information on the NSW DPI website Varroa Mite Emergency Response page www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/varroa
New factsheets outlining how beekeepers in each of the zones can manage their hives and the restrictions that apply within each zone are now available from the NSW DPI website.
Industry and community support continues to be critical in reducing the risk of any further spread of Varroa mite.
If you detect Varroa mite notify the Exotic Plant and Pest hotline on 1800 084 881.