With another week comes another concern about a potentially hazardous biosecurity incursion!
It was very early in my agricultural journalism career when I first learnt of the threat of varroa mite, and the potential massive impact it could have - not just for the bee industry - for the entire agricultural sector.
Bees perform such an essential role within food production. It's not just about honey production but so many more crops.
It is pretty hard to have fruit and almonds and even lucerne, without the critical role they play.
But as well as being worrying for its own sake, it's also worrying about what it represents.
In recent months, there have been several discoveries of biosecurity threats coming into Australia.
And there are more major threats just lingering on our doorstep.
If varroa mite can get in, is lumpy skin next to blow in on the winds during the northern wet season?
There has been talk about a plan for biosecurity but while talk continues, so many things can go wrong.
Anyone who has ever watched Border Security knows we have an intense system already in place.
But more and more seems to be slipping through the cracks.
We need a dedicated plan, with appropriate funding - and we need it now.
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