Varroa mite (Varroa destructor
) has been detected in New South Wales. Tasmanian beekeepers are advised to remain vigilant in closely monitoring their colonies for any signs of the varroa mite.
Please use this form to report any checks you have made on your hives, even if you do not find any suspect mites. Reporting that you've checked and haven't found varroa mite will help provide further reassurance the mite hasn't entered Tasmania.
A new online form will need to be completed for each hive location, however for beekeepers with numerous hives, across multiple sites, a spreadsheet is also available for ease of reporting. To request a copy, please contact us on 6165 3777 or email: email@example.com
If you would like to report inspection results of other hive locations or inspection dates, please press “Submit” and complete a new form.Visit the webpage for more information on varroa mite.
Please call 03 6165 3777 if you have difficulty using this form or need to report additional information.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania will use the personal information collected on this form to address the biosecurity risks associated with varroa mites. The information will only be accessed by authorised employees within the department and will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law.
Braula fly (top), Varroa mite (right), Tropilaelaps mite (bottom) and Pollen mite (left). Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright