Securing bee populations from climate change and varroa mites gets $600,000 boost

September 8, 2015

From: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A plan to map bee activity and protect South Australian pollination rates from climate change and varroa mites has been given a $600,000 boost with the launch of a new program in South Australia.


University research associate Doctor Katja Hogendoorn said climate change and habitat loss were the biggest threat to Australian bees.

She said the parasitic varroa mite, while not yet in Australia, had decimated bee populations around the world.


“That is the main problem at the moment in the United States, where the bees are dying,” Dr Hogendoorn said.
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