Varroa mites found at second north Queensland site, prompting expanded search for pest

July 20, 2016

From: ABC News

by David Chen

Biosecurity Queensland is boosting its efforts to find and destroy Asian Honey bees in north Queensland after the discovery of more varroa mites.

Tests on an Asian honey bee hive found in the backyard of a house in the Townsville suburb of Annandale have confirmed the presence of the potentially destructive pest.

Another hive, which also had the mite, was found last month at the Port of Townsville.

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