Bee destruction starts and NSW-wide freeze on bee movement from tonight as Varroa threat from Newcastle detection grows

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated July 22 2022 - 9:30am, first published June 26 2022 - 4:30am
Hives to be culled after deadly bee virus detected in Newcastle.

THE NSW government has begun euthanising bees in the Newcastle area after the deadly parasite mite Varroa destructor was found in the Port of Newcastle last Wednesday.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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