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Asian bee will devastate Australia’s honeybees

Scientists have predicted the spread of a wild and highly invasive species of bee across Australia, and being a natural carrier of the deadly varroa mite, will likely devastate current populations of farmed honeybees. Read more

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Far north in Australia stung with more bee pests

Biosecurity Queensland says another swarm of asian honeybees has been detected at Yarrabah near Cairns in far north Queensland. Read more

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Mareeba detection opens new battle against Asian honey bee

SEARCH-and-destroy operations against Asian honey bees have expanded after an unexpected detection in the Mareeba area this week. Read more

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Asian honey bees spreads in Australia

Public reporting of Asian honey bees has become more crucial to the DPI since the battleground has expanded into the suburbs of Cairns. Read More

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Asian honeybee fight continues in Queensland

The Queensland Government hasn’t given up hope of getting rid of Asian honeybees in Far North Queensland. Read More

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More Asian honey bees detected in North Qld

Surveillance will be intensified south of Gordonvale after six foraging Asian honey bees were detected near Walsh’s Pyramid on Monday afternoon. Read More

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No mites in Asian honey bees in Australia

No varroa mites or other exotic bee mites have been found in samples from an Asian honey nest and swarm recently found south of Cairns. Qld Department of Primary Industries regional project officer Ian Rodger welcomed the news that test … Continue reading

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Asian honey bee swarm destroyed in Australia

A swarm of some 2000 Asian honey bees have been prevented from forming a new nest by Biosecurity Queensland officers acting at a cane farm in North Queensland. Read More

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Exotic bees found in Cairns could threaten honey industry

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Australia says it has found an exotic species of bee on a yacht in the Cairns harbour, in far north Queensland which could devastate Australia’s honey industry. Read more

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Second Asian honeybee hive found in Australia

Authorities in far north Queensland suspect they have found a second hive of Asian honey bees in Cairns. Read more

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