Australian Honey Products will need to breed double the queen bees after mite find

Caitlin Jarvis
By Caitlin Jarvis
July 31 2022 - 3:00am
DEVASTATING: Australian Honey Products director Lindsay Bourke says the fight is on in Australia to eradicate the deadly varroa mite from gaining a foothold. Picture: file

Beekeepers from Tasmania's largest honey producer will need to breed twice the number of queen bees they usually do after bee movements were halted in New South Wales after discovering the parasite varroa mite.

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Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin Jarvis

Senior Journalist

I have worked in the Tasmanian digital/print media for 11 years, spanning two newsrooms. I have developed a keen interest in agricultural, development and education news, as well as issues-based long-form journalism. Contact me at caitlin.jarvis@examiner.com.au

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