Varroa mite complacency putting billion-dollar Qld industries at risk

Brandon Long
Updated April 12 2023 - 8:21pm, first published 7:00pm
Lockyer Valley beekeeper Marina Elliott is encouraging fellow apiarists to conduct testing for varroa mite as data levels remain low. Pictures by Brandon Long
Lockyer Valley beekeeper Marina Elliott is encouraging fellow apiarists to conduct testing for varroa mite as data levels remain low. Pictures by Brandon Long

Complacency around the deadly pest varroa mite is putting Queensland's beekeeping industry and the multi-billion dollar industries that rely on it at risk.

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Brandon Long

Brandon Long

Queensland Country Life journalist

Brandon Long is a Queensland Country Life journalist based in Toowoomba.

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