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National Bee Pest Surveillance Program: Transition Program

This is an ongoing project to deliver a national surveillance program for bee pests to help safeguard honey-bee and pollinator-dependent industries in Australia.

The National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (NBPSP) was established in 2012, supported by the previous National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (MT12011) and Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (MT16005). It conducts surveillance for 13 pests that impact honey bees (mites and beetles), and pest bees that carry hitchhiking parasites or could themselves have a detrimental impact on honeybees. Activities include upgrading sentinel hive arrays and strengthening relationships with surveillance operators to ensure the early detection of high-priority pest incursions, which provides the best opportunity for successful pest eradication.

Project date

3 Dec 2021-15 Dec 2024
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Principal investigator

Ashley Zamek

Research organisations

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

Industries

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