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  1. Asian honey bee
    Invasive and adaptive strain of Asian honey bee (AHB) Similar appearance to the European honey bee, although is slightly smaller, has more pronounced stripes on its abdomen and has an erratic flying pattern AHB cannot be managed for honey production … Updated: July 26, 2018
  2. Tropilaelaps mites
    External parasitic mites that feed on the haemolymph of both drone and worker bee larvae, pupae and adult bees Detection possible by close examination of brood or testing of adult bees Symptoms include deformed pupae and adults (stunting, damaged wings, … Updated: July 26, 2018
  3. Tracheal mite
    Internal parasite of the honey bee respiratory system Affects the honey bee’s capacity to breathe, resulting in weakened and sick honey bees which have a reduced lifespan Symptoms include population drop, bees crawling on the ground and bees holding their … Updated: July 26, 2018
  4. Varroa mites
    External parasitic mites that feed on the haemolymph of both drone and worker bee larvae and pupae, and adult bees Detection possible by close examination of brood or testing of adult bees Symptoms include deformed pupae and adults (stunting, damaged … Updated: July 26, 2018
  5. Braula fly
    Braula fly live in honey bee colonies, attached to the honey bee’s mouth where it feeds on nectar and pollen Has a preference for attaching itself to queen bees which can decrease the efficiency and egg laying capability of queen … Updated: July 26, 2018
  6. Biosecurity Online Training
    PHA’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform provides e-learning courses related to plant biosecurity. Access is free and available to anyone with an interest in biosecurity. Log in to BOLT Course descriptions Plant Biosecurity in Australia – provides a summary of … Updated: August 24, 2021
  7. Branched broomrape
    Branched broomrape has been in Australia for a number of years, and has been subject to extensive attempts to eradicate it. A national agreement was reached that branched broomrape could not be eradicated. Instead, a transition program was established to … Updated: October 23, 2018
  8. Asian honey bee
    Asian honey bee (AHB) Apis cerana Java was first detected in Cairns, Queensland, in May 2007. An eradication program commenced immediately, funded initially by the Queensland Government. The National Management Group formed to deal with the incursion (originally under the … Updated: February 7, 2019
  9. Almonds
    The Almond Board of Australia represents the biosecurity interests of almond producers and the industry. They are members of Plant Health Australia and signatories to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed. Their responsibilities include: biosecurity planning and implementation at the … Updated: July 21, 2021
  10. Industries
    Australian agriculture is an integral part the nation’s economy, with crops generating more than half of the total value in recent years. In 2017–18 plant production industries contributed over $33 billion to annual agricultural production. The figure above shows the … Updated: July 21, 2021