Bee threats to be outlined

April 14, 2014

From: SBS

Fears of a mite infestation that could devastate Australia’s bee population are among the concerns to be raised at a senate hearing. 

Source:  AAP

Bee business and a potential billion dollar threat to agriculture is on the agenda of a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

At a town hall in Murray Bridge, west of Adelaide, senators will start to hear evidence from those in the bee and honey industry, including their fears of an infestation of the disease-spreading Varroa mite.

Ten submissions have been received, with some indicating a mite infestation is most likely to reach Australia via established bee hives carried on international shipping.

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