Varroa mite in Newcastle longer than thought, with millions of bees euthanised as Department of Primary Industries [DPI] tries to contain the parasite

By Damon Cronshaw
Updated July 11 2022 - 6:34am, first published 6:32am
Parasite: A varroa mite on a bee. An outbreak of the mite has led to millions of bees being euthanised, as the NSW government scrambles to contain it.

Bee experts believe the deadly varroa mite has been in Newcastle, in the NSW's Hunter region, since the summer.

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