Beekeeper reporting to the DPI continues across areas of NSW where we expect Varroa to be present, there is a steady increase in regions south of Sydney and extensions from Kempsey.
The heat map shows Varroa continues to extend its spread beyond the known Varroa management zones. AHBIC encourages beekeepers to monitor for mites in your hives and keep up to date with the risks of Varroa near you by checking the heat map.
The NSW DPI and a working group of CCEPP members incorporated feedback from the previous CCEPP meeting and re-drafted the Response Plan Version 4 – Transition to Management. This final draft was presented by NSW DPI for consideration at the CCEPP on Tuesday 19th December. All parties understood the urgency for National agreement, CCEPP members were generally supportive of the new plan with some recommendations to be implemented and agreed in an out of session agreement, this will then be forwarded to NMG for final agreement mid January 2024.
Whilst the process to reach agreement in the CCEPP is frustratingly slow, AHBIC is determined to ensure the best possible outcomes for our honey bee industry whilst negotiating with the other 25 parties. We will continue to represent the National interest, guided by the AHBIC executive and our 10 member bodies expectations at the CCEPP and NMG.
AHBIC Christmas Closure
Final day of operation 22nd December 2023, returning 15th January 2024. Limited correspondence will continue during this break.
We take this opportunity to wish all our readers, industry stakeholders and of course the hard-working Australian beekeepers, a Safe and Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Chemical Treatment Table
The chemical treatment table will also be updated on a stand alone page from our website please refer to the most up to date version regularly via AHBIC Varroa Treatment Table – Australian Honey Bee Industry Council
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