Canberra bee disease notification

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We are extremely passionate about bee health in the Canberra region. It's for this reason that we have created this page to track and report any cases of serious bee diseases that we have identified when working with local beekeepers.

This page displays a record of of American Foul Brood (AFB) and European Foul Brood (EFB) occurrences that our beekeepers have identified in local Canberra hives to alert beekeepers in the surrounding areas in an attempt to limit the spread of these diseases and the impact they have on backyard bee colonies.

If you have concerns about the health of you hive, or need further information, please continue to the Forum.

Disease Map (Beta)

We are developing a dynamic map that shows the information from the below reported diease instances showing potentially impacted nearby areas.
Canberra bee disease map

Disclaimer

  • This is not a formal or Government endorsed resource/initiative
  • This information does not represent lab tested identification of bee diseases
  • All instances listed below are forwarded to the correct authorities for formal identification

Recent instances

Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: September 10, 2018 (11 days ago)
Hives: One (1)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201806A

Kambah, ACT 2902

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: March 12, 2018 (193 days ago)
Hives: Two (2)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201805A

Rivett, ACT 2611

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: March 4, 2018 (201 days ago)
Hives: One (1)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201804A

Kaleen, ACT 2617

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: February 10, 2018 (223 days ago)
Hives: One (1)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201803A

Latham, ACT 2615

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: January 16, 2018 (248 days ago)
Hives: Three (3)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201802A

Latham, ACT 2615

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: January 16, 2018 (248 days ago)
Hives: Four (4)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper / Vita AFB test kit
Incident No: 201801A

Isabella Plains, ACT 2905

Identified: European Foul Brood
Date: January 12, 2018 (252 days ago)
Hives: Four (4)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201801E

Holt, ACT 2615

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date:December 31, 2017 (264 days ago)
Hives: One (1)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201703A

Historical instances

Hall, ACT 2618

Identified: American Foul Brood
Date: February 20, 2017 (578 days ago)
Hives: One (1)
ID Method: Visual inspection by beekeeper
Incident No: 201702A