NSW DPI has detected varroa mite, which was confirmed as Varroa destructor, in biosecurity surveillance hives at the Port of Newcastle.
NSW DPI is working to protect the NSW honey industry by ensuring we eradicate the parasite.
Honey bees may be affected by a range of pests and diseases. The list below contains information about specific pests and diseases from a collection of sources, as well as regulatory information and forms.
For a quick summary of honey bee pests and diseases that are currently in Australia or still exotic download the Pests and diseases of honey bees Primefact.
Reporting a biosecurity risk
If you suspect or believe a biosecurity emergency is occurring or likely to occur, you must report it immediately by:
To report other non emergency biosecurity risks, use the online form form.