Plant Health Aust videos give varroa mite warning

December 21, 2016

From: Stock & Land

BEE READY: Plant Health Australia’s Dr Jenny Shanks says farmers need to take the threat of the varroa destructor mite seriously and recognise it’s impacts on pollination. 

PLANT Health Australia (PHA) has issued a blunt warning about the impacts the bee colony pest, varroa destructor mite, would have if it became established in Australia.


The latest project is a series of videos available on YouTube and the BeeAware website, to explain the threat posed by Varroa destructor to Australian honey bees, how beekeepers can best protect their apiaries from pests, and the likely implications for plant producers.



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