Varroa mite parasite leaves bees in Australia at severe risk, as NSW Department of Primary Industries works to protect honey and pollination sectors

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By Damon Cronshaw
June 28 2022 - 11:00pm
Destructive: A varroa destructor mite on the back of a European honey bee. The mite had caused a "near-global epidemic". Picture: Waugsberg

The deadly varroa mite that has thrown NSW's beekeeping sector into disarray has never been eradicated from a country before.

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Damon Cronshaw

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