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Australia may not varroa free for much longer.
Taken from bee mail


AUSTRALIAN authorities are concerned by the discovery of two
swarms of Asian bees in Queensland.
Searches are being carried out to see if the latest colony is linked to
a swarm found in August and if there are others between the two sites.
It is feared the bees could bring varroa and Nosema ceranae to
Australia, which has so far remained free of the pest.
 
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All varroa do not attach mellifera. It depends on what varroa it is.

But it is time question when.

This interesting, an old research 1988 http://www.culturaapicola.com.ar/apuntes/revistaselectronicas/apidologie/19-3/03.pdf

It is clearly demonstrated that Varroa jacobsoni can reproduce in both
worker and drone cells of Apis cerana, though there is a preference for drone
brood.

( but was it later named V. destructor or what?)
.
 
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ian 

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Hi

Aus is not all roses, the east coast has SHB:ack2:


Regards Ian
 

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Yea i'd rather not deal with SHB :ack2:
 

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