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Australian biosecurity workers have found the 50th Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) nest in far north
“One infestation was found on a business premises in the
The nest was destroyed along with another infestation at Greenhill.
Earlier, the Yarrabah Aboriginal Council's head ranger reported a swarm of foraging Asian Honey bees in the Yarrabah area, about 10 miles southeast of
Mulherin says the nest, the first detection in the Yarrabah area, was found among mangroves and was destroyed.
“We have now destroyed 52 Asian honey bee nests and Biosecurity
The state Department of Primary Industries found the bees on a yacht in
“The swarm found at Yarrabah was relatively small,” De Jong says. “The Yarrabah council's swift response has helped Biosecurity
The Asian honey bees have the potential to carry the Varroa mite, but thus far no mites have been found among the swarms destroyed by Biosecurity
“We still don't want these bees in
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