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Victoria concludes precautionary surveillance for varroa mite detection
Agriculture Victoria’s varroa mite surveillance has concluded six weeks after the bee parasite was detected in cargo at the Port of Melbourne that had been unloaded from a ship.
The State Quarantine Response Team, comprising of members of the beekeeping community, worked alongside Agriculture Victoria’s Incident Management Team (IMT) to conduct bee hive surveillance following the detection.
The team conducted four rounds of surveillance in every known hive within a two-kilometre radius of the Port of Melbourne detection.
With no further detections of varroa mite, Agriculture Victoria has today stood down its IMT.
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Saturday 27th October and Saturday 10th November 2018 (9am to 5pm). Conducted by VAA Melbourne Section at the Abbotsford Convent and the adjoining Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary, Melbourne.
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