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Varroa mite surveillance reporting form - TAS

Tasmanian beekeepers are advised to remain vigilant in closely monitoring their colonies for any signs of the varroa mite. 

Please use this form to report any checks you have made on your hives, even if you do not find any suspect mites. Reporting that you've checked and haven't found varroa mite will help provide further reassurance the mite hasn't entered Tasmania - Biosecurity Tasmania.


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The Practical Beekeeper

Flow Hive - The world's most innovative beehive

Constructing and Repairing Beehives

Cover image Honey bee pests and diseases

The Austrailan Beekeeping Manual

Better Beekeeping

Beekeeping at the End of the Earth

The Bee Book

The Abc and Xyz of Bee Culture / A cyclopedia of everything pertaining to the care of the honey-bee

The Australian native bee book : keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey

Beekeeping for dummies

A-Ž beekeeping with the Slovenian hive

The Abc and Xyz of Bee Culture

Honey farm dreaming : a memoir about sustainability, small farming and the not-so simple life

Instrumental insemination of honey bee queens : 12 most frequently asked questions




Varroa Mite


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How it's Made: Honey

TEDTalk - Why bees are disappearing

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Alcohol wash to detect varroa mites on bees

How to Setup a Beehive

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Varroa mite

How to sugar shake bees

Starting a Beehive - Equipment you need

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Varroa mite

Varroa Mite Surveillance

Design of an Australian Native Beehive

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