Varroa Response Update
The current infected premises are sitting at 196.
These 2 new IP’s are in Cooranbong and Glenorie and are due to ongoing surveillance by DPI response teams.
The Cooranbong detection, was a PURPLE zone first round surveillance detection and low mite numbers, this now further links the areas of RED zone in the Central Coast with the RED zone of Newcastle.
This Glenorie detection is within 2km of the previous Glenorie IP, again low mite numbers and will extend the RED and PURPLE zones to the south or the Central Coast area by 2km.
Changes to reporting alcohol wash results
The Emergency Order No. 26 has been updated on 31st July to include new requirements for reporting alcohol wash results to the NSW DPI.
Beekeepers must complete mandatory alcohol washes at least once in every 16-weeks, report to DPI WITHIN 7 DAYS OF COMPLETING the washes by filling out the online form at https://forms.bfs.dpi.nsw.gov.au/forms/13537 or calling 1800 084 881.
Interstate Movement Guidelines
A recent guideline has been developed to assist beekeepers with reaching all jurisdictional requirements and maintaining correct paperwork and compliance with the current situation. This page will be updated as often as required to include any changes. Beekeepers are reminded to continue to stay abreast of their obligations within the state you are operating. To view the page, click below:
Beekeepers in Red Zones
It is very important that all beekeepers who have hives in the RED zones do not move them from their current location, if you haven’t already, please report hives and apiary locations to the DPI by filling out the online form at dpi.nsw.gov.au or calling 1800 084 881. DPI will make contact with registered beekeepers in newly declared red zones to provide further information on what changes now affect you. Any beekeepers wanting to retain their hive ware in the recently declared red zones need to let DPI know as soon as possible.
Beekeepers in Purple Zones
Bees and hives must not be moved out of the PURPLE zone, if you haven’t already, please report hives and apiary locations to the DPI by filling out the online form at dpi.nsw.gov.au or calling 1800 084 881, you must apply for a movement permit through the DPI before any purple zone bee or equipment movement is made, DPI will conduct a risk assessment of the proposed movement and provide you with the details of the result.
A permit application form can be sought from the DPI website or by contacting Brett Kerruish firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 239 569. All registered beekeepers in the PURPLE zone are required to conduct an alcohol wash at least once in every 16-week period, and report using the online form www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/alcohol-wash or via Hotline 1800 084 881.
Sugar 4 Bees
Beekeepers operating in the emergency PURPLE zones across the state of NSW are encouraged to register for Sugar 4 Bees the program utilises sugar dust generously donated by Sugar Australia. More information is available through our website. CLICK HERE to secure a collection if you are impacted by the incursion and your colonies require supplementary feeding to maintain hive health.
AHBIC is working to urgently supply beekeepers in the Gumble PURPLE zone with a delivery in the coming days.
You can reach out to AHBIC via:
Bianca Giggins email@example.com
0402 467 780