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 icon above to learn about chemical permits)

Agrifutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program Varroa Expert Interview Series

Video Topic 1: Varroa - slowing the spread

Podcast Topic 1: Varroa - slowing the spread 

Fact Sheet for Topic 1:
Varroa - slowing the spread

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. 

News & Updates

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

  • 29 April 2024 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, 

    The National Transition to Management Plan will co-host a free online webinar with AHBIC to provide an update of the program to the Australian honey bee sector. 

    The webinar will take place on Tuesday 30th April 2024 between 7:00pm and 8:30pm.  

    Should you wish to participate on the evening, please ensure you complete an online registration in order to receive the 'link' to dial in. Click here to register. 

    Presenters on the webinar will be:

    • Tamara Prentice, National Varroa T2M Coordinator will provide an overview of the program implementation and timelines.
    • Julie White, National Training & Education Coordinator will give an update on the rollout of the National Varroa Mite Management Training Program.
    • Bianca Giggins, National Varroa Mite Coordinator (Australian Honey Bee Industry Council) will talk to the Varroa Development Officers and how they will support beekeepers nationally. 

    All members are encouraged to participate in the webinar. 

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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