Warning to primary industry

By Paula Thompson
Updated July 13 2016 - 1:10pm, first published July 8 2016 - 8:31am
SA Apiarists Association president Ben Hooper says, unfortunately, it is a matter of when, not if, varroa mite makes its way to Australia, as it is prevalent throughout the world.
SA Apiarists Association president Ben Hooper says, unfortunately, it is a matter of when, not if, varroa mite makes its way to Australia, as it is prevalent throughout the world.

SA Apiarists Association president Ben Hooper says the discovery of a species of the potentially devastating pest varroa mite – varroa jacobsoni – interstate is a concern but it also shows biosecurity is working to minimise incursion risks.

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