Bee Pest Blitz stakeholder pack

The second annual Bee Pest Blitz is a month-long national campaign to increase awareness of the importance of bee biosecurity and encourage beekeepers to inspect their hives for high priority pests such as Varroa and Tropilaelaps mites.

This national month-long call-to-action campaign encourages beekeepers to conduct surveillance during the month of April.

Bee Pest Blitz is an Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry funded initiative, led by Plant Health Australia, and supported by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council and all state and territory governments.

Bee Pest Blitz will be supported by Bee Biosecurity Officers in each state under the National Bee Biosecurity Program, and engagement and networking with the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program.

By participating in the Bee Pest Blitz month, Australian beekeepers will fulfil their bee biosecurity obligations and one of the two inspection requirements under the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice.

To help you promote Bee Pest Blitz through your channels, we have prepared a stakeholder pack which includes:

The Bee Pest Blitz website beepestblitz.com.au contains helpful resources to assist beekeepers to conduct surveillance on their hives and report their findings.

Please contact media@phau.com.au for more information.