30 Jul
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Tell the Australian Government to protect our bees from pesticide giants

The following information has been taken from the following SumOfUs Petition. Please click the link below to sign the Petition: https://actions.sumofus.org/a/tell-the-australian-government-to-protect-the-bees-from-pesticide-giants?sp_ref=431519702.99.188050.f.610887.2&referring_akid=44989.7825078.pG2CD0&source=fb     ##### Update July 9 2018 — Confirmation of first ever varroa destructor mite detection on Australian soil The varroa destructor mite is the most dangerous threat to bees on the planet. It has spread […]

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13 Jul
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MELBOURNE PORT INTERCEPTION – NO. 2

The following report has come from the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council. [Original Link]   I would report that identification of the mites have come back as Varroa destructor Korean haplotype. This was as expected seeing as how the bees were from the USA. Examination for deformed wing virus, slow bee paralysis virus and acute bee […]

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06 Jul
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Media release from Agriculture Victoria – Varroa mite detection

The following has been copied from an Agriculture Victoria Media Release [Original Link]   Good evening members, We received news earlier today that a detection of varroa mite had occurred in the Port of Melbourne on Wednesday the 27th of June 2018. The detection was made when a ship arrived at the port and was immediately […]

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