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. 

  • 18 August 2023 5:13 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click the link below to read the latest update from the Biosecurity Queensland Varroa Mite Prevention and Preparedness Program for the week ending 18/08/2023.


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 17082023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 16 August 2023 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please find the latest update from AHBIC in relation to the response to varroa. 


    AHBIC Industry Update 37 

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin. 

  • 11 August 2023 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on the link below to read the latest weekly update from Biosecurity Queensland Varroa Mite Prevention and Preparedness Program for the week ending 11/08/2023.


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 10082023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin. 

  • 10 August 2023 8:30 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 36

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 03 August 2023 5:29 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

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


    AHBIC Industry Update 35

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 28 July 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click the link below to read the latest weekly update from the Biosecurity Queensland Varroa Mite Prevention and Preparedness Program for the week ending 27th July 2023.


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 27072023.pdf

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 27 July 2023 5:26 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

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


    AHBIC Industry Update 34

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin 

  • 24 July 2023 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please click on link below to read the latest update from the Biosecurity Queensland Varroa mite prevention and preparedness program for the week ending the 21st July 2023. 


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 21072023.pdf

    All the best,

    Jo Martin. 

  • 19 July 2023 10:19 AM | 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 33

    All the best, 

    Jo Martin.

  • 14 July 2023 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    Please find attached below the latest weekly update from the Biosecurity Queensland Varroa Mite Prevention and Preparedness Program for the week ending 14th July 2023.


    QBA Varroa Destructor Update to Members 14072023.pdf

    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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