Welcome to the QBA Varroa mite portal 

This portal has been specifically designed as an information portal to support industry during the response to Varroa destructor detected in the Port of Newcastle on the 22nd of June 2022.

Our Admin team will endeavour to publish updates relating to the incursion as frequently as physically possible. QBA members will continue to receive email updates via our dedicated communication channels.

If you are interested in supporting the QBA by becoming a member, please click here to complete your application for membership. Once you have completed your application and settled your membership invoice, you will be automatically added to our members communication list. 

To report varroa mite detections in Queensland 

Call: Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23

Varroa mite surveillance and the Bee 123 portal 

Beekeepers are urged to conduct varroa surveillance and report your results to the Bee 123 portal. Beekeepers should monitor for varroa mite at a minimum of every 16 weeks. 

To learn more about reporting your results, please click on the attachment below. 

Want to learn more about varroa mite? Click on the attachment below. 

 Click here to report your results. 

Transition to Management (T2M) Information 

On the 9th of February 2024, the National Management Group approved the transition to management plan (T2M) for the honey bee and pollination dependent industries. We encourage all beekeepers to learn more about the T2M process in Queensland. Click here to learn more. 

A detailed summary of the Transition to Management Plan has been released to industry. 

Click here to download the T2M plan

NSW DPI Varroa Heat Map

(click on the map icon to see the latest map of public varroa reports)

Varroa mite Treatments

(click on the table below to learn about chemical permits)

News & Updates

Please use the blog post below to access a time line of all communications relating to the varroa destructor detection and response. 

  • 23 December 2023 4:13 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the link below to read the latest update from AHBIC in relation to the response to varroa. 


    AHBIC Industry Update 52

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 23 December 2023 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the link below to read the yearly overview from the team at the VMPPP. 



    QBA Varroa Destructor A Year In Review 2023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 18 December 2023 4:34 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the link below to read a copy of the latest update relating to the response to varroa from Biosecurity Queensland for the week ending 15 December 2023. 


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 18122023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin. 

  • 04 December 2023 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the attachment below to read the latest update from Biosecurity Queensland in relation to the response to varroa mite. 


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 01122023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 22 November 2023 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the attachment below to read the latest update from the Biosecurity Queensland Varroa Mite Prevention and Preparedness Program for the week ending 17 November 2023. 


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 17112023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin.

  • 12 November 2023 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the button below to read the latest update from AHBIC in relation to the response to varroa. 


    AHBIC Industry Update 50 - 506 Days of Response

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin. 


  • 04 November 2023 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click the button below to read the latest update from AHBIC in relation to the current varroa mite situation. 


    AHBIC Varroa Incursion Update 49 - 499 days of response

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 30 October 2023 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please use the link below to read the latest VMPPP update from Biosecurity Queensland for the week ending 27/10/2023.


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 27102023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 23 October 2023 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the link below to read the latest update from Biosecurity Queensland in relation to the response to varroa in Queensland for the week ending 20th October 2023.


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 20102023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 21 October 2023 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    We actively encourage all beekeepers to watch the latest varroa mite webinar produced by AHBIC and NSW DPI. 

    Please click on the button below to watch the recording. 

    Click here to watch the webinar recording

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

Please click on the logo of the agencies/association below to access latest updates. 




Social Media Updates

Varroa mite Educational Videos 

What is Varroa mite? 

Varroa mite Surveillance & Monitoring Techniques

Monitoring for Varroa Explained

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Explained

Useful Resources for Additional Information 

Educational Information for all Beekeepers

Use the BeeAware website for educational information on varroa.

Use the Professional Beekeepers website for articles on varroa.
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