Varroa mite alert
Varroa destructor is a tiny parasite that attaches itself to honey bees and honey bee brood.
Varroa mite (varroa destructor) has been detected in New South Wales.
A movement control order is in place in Queensland.
You cannot move bees, beehives, used beekeeping equipment or bee products (including unprocessed honey) to Queensland without a permit.
Monitor your hives for unexpected hive deaths, deformed bees, parasites, poor brood patterns and dead brood.
Use our Bee 123 online form to report any checks you make on your hives.
About varroa mite
Varroa mites are a parasite of honey bees. They are listed as prohibited matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014.
- Last reviewed: 7 Jul 2022
- Last updated: 15 Jul 2022
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