Prevent varroa mite
We are working with the beekeeping industry, state and federal governments and expert groups to:
- ensure movement restrictions do not increase the risk of varroa mite entering Queensland
- transition into a management phase for future outbreaks
- protect Queensland's bee industry and the economy.
Monitor your hives
Check your hives for varroa mite using the alcohol wash method, at least every 16 weeks.
Report to Biosecurity Queensland
Report your hive checks, even if you do not find any suspect mites.
Immediately phone Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 to report:
- unexpected hive deaths
- deformed bees
- bees with parasites
- poor brood patterns
- dead brood.
Keep accurate records
Record all hive movements using the single use record movement form or your record-keeping book for more regular movements of bees and hives.
Maintain your biosecurity entity registration:
- keep your contact details and apiary sites current
- renew your registration when due.
Follow the movement requirements
The varroa mite biosecurity zone is in place.
- Subscribe to the bee e-alert.
- Read how the Queensland Government is transitioning to the management stage.
- Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2023
- Last updated: 9 Nov 2023