Varroa mite-resistant bee breeding could be the key to resisting the deadly pest

Brandon Long
June 14 2023 - 4:00am
Bee Genetics director Corrine Jordan says a new pheromone spray developed in the US may help with breeding Varroa mite resistance into Australian bees. Picture supplied
Bee Genetics director Corrine Jordan says a new pheromone spray developed in the US may help with breeding Varroa mite resistance into Australian bees. Picture supplied

HONEY bees have a knack for sniffing out food and foe, and it's this great sense of smell that could save them from the deadly pest varroa mite in Australia.

Brandon Long

Brandon Long

Queensland Country Life journalist

Brandon Long is a Queensland Country Life journalist based in Toowoomba.

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