Environmental DNA tool could be crucial in early detection of Varroa mite in hives

October 28 2023 - 5:00am

ALCOHOL washes and sugar shakes have been the go-to methods to detect Varroa mite, but a third management system aims to contribute significantly to Australia's management efforts - genetics.


Philippe Perez


Philippe is a journalist for Australian Community Media's Stock & Land. He is based in Ballarat and covers all aspects of Victoria's farming community and industry. To get in contact, email

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