Varroa mite alert

A movement control order is in place to restrict the movement of varroa mite carriers within Queensland.


Port of Brisbane detection

A movement control order (MCO) was issued on 31 May 2024.

Check hives

Learn how to check honey bee hives for varroa mite and report your checks even if you do not find any suspect mites.

Report suspected varroa mite

Find out how to report suspected cases of varroa mite.

Report hive check

Report any checks you've made on your hives, even if you don't find any suspected mites.

Surveillance map

Find suburbs where varroa mite has been reported as absent or not present in hives.


How beekeepers can prevent the spread of varroa mite in Queensland.


Learn how Queensland is transitioning into a management phase for varroa mite.

Signs and symptoms

Varroa mite is an invasive animal in Queensland. Varroa mite is a prohibited animal under Queensland legislation.