Exotic pests

The pests contained on this page are exotic pests of Australian honey bees. The climate of Australian honey bee producing areas, as well as the natural environment in Australia, would likely allow each of these pests to survive, spread and establish should be they introduced.

Each of these pests pose a constant threat and would have serious consequences should they enter and become established in Australia. Beekeepers are at the front line for early detection and should be familiar with what the pests look like, the symptoms produced and their affect on a honey bee colony.

Regular monitoring, early detection and reporting greatly improves the chances of containing and eradicating any new pests should they enter Australia.

Click on the icons below to find out more about each pest.