Dutch honey bees resistant to varroa mite imported to Australia to help guard against the pest

July 16th, 2021

ABC Online, Other, 16/07/2021, Tim Lee
Hunched over a bench in a modest caravan, apiarist and bee breeder David Briggs slows his breathing and focuses intensely on the work at hand. Key points: It’s the first time in 15 years bees have been imported into Australia The foreign queen bees have special traits to protect them against the blood-sucking varroa mite […] “We’re really excited in Australia to try and capitalise on these breeding programs overseas and bring in those genetics,” said CSIRO entomologist John Roberts.

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