Two months, 99 infected sites and still no answers on where the bee parasite varroa mite came from

Since the varroa mite was found in Newcastle harbor two months ago, everyone from gardeners to large businesses have been keeping a close eye on the daily occurrences.

Now, after 99 infected hive sites, the threat of the deadly bee parasite remains for Australia’s $70 million-a-year honey industry and pollination-based industries.

To date it has been found on New South Wales properties from the Central Coast, through the Hunter to the Coffs Coast and inland at Narrabri.

So what have we learned and where do we go from here?

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