Beekeepers (Beehive ) across the state have lost hives into flood waters.
To ensure this industry remains strong, please report ALL found bee boxes to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 noting the location and if possible, the identifying number on the side of the box.
Please take extreme care if you find a bee box as there may well be some upset bees still inside who will not wish to be disturbed. Under no circumstances should you take possession of a bee box if it does not belong to you.
Every report is helpful as the varroa mite response continues. To read more about the response, click here: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/varroa