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Latest news: Bees

NSW beehives in eradication zone to be destroyed over mites

Beehives in parts of NSW will be destroyed whether they're invested with varroa mites or not, as the state response moves into the "euthanasia and disposal phase".

Australian scientists buzzing about varroa mite pesticide

Australian scientists are working to develop a world-first, hormone-based pesticide that is safe for honey bees but fatal to varroa mite.

New bee zones established after more mite finds

Further biosecurity zones have been set up in NSW as authorities race to control the deadly varroa mite threatening the honey bee industry.

NSW limits bee movements after mite alert

Movement of all hives and bee products in NSW has been halted to stop the spread of varroa mite, which poses a serious threat to the honey industry.