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

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By Damon Cronshaw
July 12 2022 - 2:30am
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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Damon Cronshaw

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