Varroa Mites in Australia

Today Cedar was talking about the varroa mite situation in New South Wales. He explained what the current directives are for beekeepers in the region and talked about varroa detection and treatment options. He also answered your beekeeping questions.

Here’s some highlights on today’s timeline:

00:00 - Varroa in Australia
06:13 - Swarming + oxalic acid
11:06 - Beginner hive
15:17 - Varroa treatment methods
17:24 - Varroa guidelines
25:48 - Canola honey
34:01 - Dearth
39:15 - Feed in winter
44:09 - Varroa in wild hives

You can view the whole transcript here.

Our deepest condolences go out to those in the red zones of NSW at the moment having to euthanise their hives… it’s absolutely heartbreaking!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at and we will support you however we can.

I’m sure you will find support on this forum too when it comes to varroa & your hives.

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