Biosecurity

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Bee biosecurity code of practice

Farm Biosecurity

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Beekeeping in Queensland

Queensland Government

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Bees and bee pests and diseases

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council

Small Hive Beetle

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Small Hive Beetle

Bee Aware

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South African Small Hive Beetles

Aussie Bee

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Small hive beetle management options

NSW DPI Prime Facts

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Small Hive Beetle National Management Plan

Animal Health Australia

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Small Hive Beetle

Gold Coast Regional Beekeepers Inc.

Diseases and Pests

Queensland ‘Muck’ Disorder

Queensland ‘Muck’ is a brood disorder experienced by beekeepers in South East Queensland and Northern NSW. This can occur when soils erode and metals such as aluminum-(bauxite) mix with ground water creating an acid soil situation. The alum gets taken up by plants, which in turn enters the pollen and nectar of the plant. When fed to larvae the alum constipates the developing larvae and kills them giving the appearance of EFB (European Foul Brood).

This disorder generally happens late Spring, early Summer, with the onset of storms following a drought period. It can substantially impact the brood development and overall colony productivity, and is particularly harsh on nuc hives.

MORE INFORMATION…

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Hive registration and hive marking

Queensland Government – Beekeeping in Queensland

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Bald Brood

Bee Informed Website