17 Feb
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Small Hive Beetle: A first-time encounter in Queensland, Australia

Small Hive Beetle – disgusting AND revolting!: a first-time encounter in Queensland, Australia View/Download the PDF: An Encounter With The Small Hive Beetle While visiting family in Australia I was very fortunate to spend an afternoon with John Polley (President of Gold Coast Amateur Beekeepers Society – 160 members) and Kevin Finn (commercial beekeeper, Waratah […]

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15 Feb
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Varroa Mite Update – February 2017

Download the PDF: http://gcrb.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/DAFF-Feb2017.pdf Bees on the move With the recent rainfall in North Queensland, there has been a notable increase in bee activity and swarms. The National Varroa Mite Eradication Progam is calling on beekeepers and members of the public in the Townsville area  to report new bee swarms and feral nests so that they […]

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17 Aug
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Apis cerana & Varroa Jacobsoni in Townsville – Update No. 7

Apis cerana & Varroa Jacobsoni in Townsville – Update No. 7 Download PDF I would advise that another nest of Apis cerana has been found in Townsville. As there were no Varroa jacobsoni found on them, this then becomes 4POR (Premise of Relevance). As I explained previously, the V. jacobsoni is the Emergency Plant Pest here and not the Asian bees […]

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