Achieving the eradication of Varroa mite is vitally important for maintaining Australia’s honey bee industry.
As an important component of the eradication of Varroa mite, it is necessary for NSW DPI to extend the Varroa mite Response in the Central Coast, Newcastle and Mid Coast EEZ extensions. The Wild European Honey Bee Management Team need the support of community members and beekeepers.
- Report wild/feral European beehives and swarms of European bees to DPI here.
- Volunteer to host a wild European bee feeder/bait station here.
Beekeepers in RED zones
- Report the detection of Varroa mite or suspect mites in European honey bee hives here.
- Remove your honey supers from managed bee hives in the RED zones (Central Coast, Newcastle, Mid Coast) before 27 March 2023 to ensure that honey contamination with the insecticides being used does not occur here.
- Euthanise and wrap any managed bee hives in shrink wrap to protect against insecticide contamination prior to 27 March 2023 if you wish to retain your hive ware.
View more information about the Wild European Honey Bee Management Program here.