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Biosecurity Queensland has located a single Asian honey bee nest and multiple European honey bee nests during surveillance at the Port of Brisbane, following the recent detection of a single varroa mite (varroa jacobsoni). 

The Asian honey bee nest has been destroyed, and bee samples have been sent for testing for parasitic mites and exotic bee viruses.   

Surveillance will continue in the area for Asian honey bee and varroa mite. A movement control order (MCO) is in place as a precautionary measure to minimise any potential risk of varroa mite spread.  

Learn more about Asian honey bees and varroa mite.

Image: An Asian honey bee (left), and a European honey bee (right).