Tasmanian beekeepers push import ban to protect from varroa mite found in Queensland

August 24, 2016

From: The Advocate

Caitlin Jarvis

In a bid to protect Tasmania from the threat of the varroa mite, the state’s beekeepers have lodged a request for the Department of Primary Industries to ban imported queen bees.


Tasmanian Beekeepers Association president Lindsay Bourke said the association had made requests to the chief veterinarian at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) before but said the detection of varroa mite in Queensland did add more weight to the most recent suggestion.

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