Varroa Mite Update 75 - 4 New IP's Detected/ NSW DPI Update and AHBIC Update

01 February 2023 7:52 PM | Anonymous

Please find the latest update relating to the response to varroa mite in NSW. 

Late yesterday we received the news of 4 new infected premise detections, taking the total to 112 infected premises. Subsequently the NSW DPI Biosecurity Emergency Order has been updated to reflect these new locations. 

If you wish to read the updated NSW DPI Biosecurity Emergency Order, please click here.

AHBIC have prepared an update relating to the new detections and the current response operation. Please click here to read the update. 

Yesterday representatives from the QBA met with representatives from DAF and Biosecurity Queensland as a part of our regular discussions relating to the response. We've been asked to remind any Queensland based beekeepers, with hives stranded in NSW to please make contact with Biosecurity Queensland or the QBA to discuss new permitting provisions that may enable the return of hives back to Queensland.

Please contact either myself via my dedicated email address ( or Biosecurity Queensland 13 25 23 should you require any assistance.

On a final note, the standard weekly update is currently being prepared and will be communicated as soon as the statistical data has been confirmed with the department. If you wish to read past updates please visit our varroa mite portal located on our members website.

Kind regards,

Jo Martin 

QBA State Secretary

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