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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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US expected to stop imports of Australian bees

A key export market for live bees could be closed for good because of the Asian honeybee infestation. Read more

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Varroa investigation notes bees don’t respect borders

A simulation to see how Australia would cope if the varroa mite was discovered in the nation’s honeybee population has uncovered just how difficult it would be to cope. Read more

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Beekeepers in Australia fear infectious mite will beat quarantine and hit honey production

It is only a matter of time before the varroa destructor mite finds its way to Australia and infects bees, keepers say. Read more

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Australian bees ‘mummify’ their beetle enemy alive

A species of bee in Australia has found a gruesome way to deal with a parasitic interloper that can damage its hives. Read more

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Outbreak of deadly bee mite ‘inevitable’

There is a very good reason why the honey produced by Australia’s bees is considered to be among the world’s cleanest and most delicious. Read more

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Australia to Export Propolis to Korea

MR Jing Bang Zou, proprietor of Jim’s Honey in Young, has signed an agreement in the boardroom of Lambing Flat Enterprises with representatives of Korean company, Kim Jeong Moon Aloe Co. Ltd. on Friday morning. Read more

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Fungus-based product may knock varroa mite for six

Ruakura Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Mark Goodwin developed a metarhizium fungus-based product which is effective against the bee-killing varroa mite. 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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Uproar as GM canola ‘contaminates’ beehive

Genetically modified canola has jumped containment lines and “contaminated” a commercial beehive in western Victoria, prompting claims that people are not being told enough about what they eat. Read more

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