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APIS CERANA AND VARROA JACOBSONI IN TOWNSVILLE – NO. 14 - 4 Nov 2016 Advice has been received that on 18 October, 2016 a very small cluster of Asian bees was found at Belgian Gardens. This is about 4 kms from the original find at the port and about 400 metres fromm a previous find in the neighbouring suburb of North Ward.
No varroa mites were found on the bees. This becomes 9POR.