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Varroa Detected in Newcastle Port in Australia
« on: June 25, 2022, 05:36:37 pm »
https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-06-24/varroa-mite-detected-at-newcastle-port/101180446

Such unfortunate news for Australian beekeepers.  Hopefully they can get it under control somehow before it spreads.   :sad:
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Re: Varroa Detected in Newcastle Port in Australia
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 07:50:28 pm »
Unfortunately, one they are there, I doubt it will go away.
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Re: Varroa Detected in Newcastle Port in Australia
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 07:55:47 pm »
Unfortunately, one they are there, I doubt it will go away.
I'm pretty sure it's happened once or twice before that they had an infiltration and were able to destroy all the infected hives.  I saw an old article from like 2014 talking about it, but there was speculation it was Varroa jacobsoni and not Varroa destructor, which would be easier to get a handle on.  Here's the link.  https://www.dadant.com/varroa-mite-found-in-queensland-australia/
 
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