Varroa mite alert

Prevent the spread of varroa mite in Queensland.



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.

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.

Moving bees and hives

Find out how to safely and effectively move bees and bee hives.

Report suspected varroa mite

Report suspected cases of varroa mite to Biosecurity Queensland.

Report hive check

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