Useful information on Varroa mites:


To report varroa mite detections in Queensland 

Call: Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23

or the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881 


QBA bees site links

The Queensland Beekeepers’ Association Inc (QBA) is the Peak Industry body for Queensland’s beekeeping Industry representing
commercial and amateur beekeepers and is committed to ensuring the future of beekeeping in Queensland.


The Bee 123 announcement and fact sheet. The fact sheet supports you in a step by step process to set up the app with ease:




BeeAware site links

Some really good information on Varroa can be found on the BeeAware web site:

(BeeAware is a hub of information for beekeepers and growers about honey bee biosecurity and pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops).

Please visit their pages on Varroa mites and there, under the Detection tab, you will find a variety of detection methods, fact sheets and videos:


  • sugar shaking fact sheet | video
  • alcohol washing fact sheet | video
  • drone uncapping fact sheet | video
  • colony examination fact sheet
  • sticky mat examination fact sheet | video