Varroa mite eradication zones in Newcastle, Bulahdelah and the Hunter raise big questions for NSW Agriculture Minister Dugald Saunders and Department of Primary Industries

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By Damon Cronshaw
Updated June 29 2022 - 9:29pm, first published 7:00pm
Deadly: The varroa mite on a dead bee. The government said eight properties in NSW have been found to be infected with the parasite so far. Picture: Pavel Klimov

Lake Macquarie beekeeper Roger Easton has disputed a claim by NSW Agriculture Minister Dugald Saunders that the expansion of a biosecurity zone for the varroa destructor mite is "no cause for alarm".

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