Hunter bees to be eradicated in state emergency zone to control varroa mite found at Port of Newcastle

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By Damon Cronshaw
June 28 2022 - 12:00am
Un-bee-lievable: David Vial, of Williamtown, photographed with his bees before the crisis hit. 'We're just hoping they can contain it within the 50-kilometre zone'. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

More than 300 beehive sites are estimated to be within a Hunter region eradication emergency zone that the NSW government has established to control a deadly parasite found in sentinel beehives at the Port of Newcastle.

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Damon Cronshaw

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