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Varroa mites have been detected in Townsville.
Following the detection of varroa mites on Asian honey bees in Townsville, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has established the National Varroa Mite Eradication Program. Restrictions apply to the movement of live bees within the Townsville area. Please refer to the Prevention and Control Program (PDF, 3.6MB) and the map of the affected area (PDF, 365.2KB).
Report sightings of Asian honey bees or feral bee nests in Townsville to 13 25 23.
Pest alert: Any bee coming into Australia may carry unwanted bee pests and diseases. If you suspect a new incursion of bees in an international airport or seaport, contact the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on 1800 803 006. To report bees outside air or seaports contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or use the online form below.
Biosecurity Queensland will contact you regarding your online report submission.
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Last updated 21 December 2016
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