Asian bee poses threat

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

NORTH Queens­land beekeepers fear for their fu­tures af­ter the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment cut fund­ing to the war on the Asian honey bee. The Asian bee out­com­petes Euro­pean bees and is a nat­u­ral host for the var­roa mite which de­stroys hives. North Queens­land LNP Sen­a­tor Ian Mac­don­ald and his Greens coun­ter­part Christine Milne have called on the gov­ern­ment to re­in­state fund­ing for the sake of fu­ture food se­cu­rity. Sen Mac­don­ald said there were re­ports the bee had re­cently been seen in Townsville.

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