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 mites are a parasite of honey bees. They are listed as prohibited matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

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 hive check

How to report suspected cases of varroa mite.