Australia-wide Survey to Ascertain Health of Bees   By Rosemary Grant     June 11, 2014

Australia's honey bee population and their hives have been booked in for a thorough health assessment.

Australia remains free of many major honey bee pests, such as the Varroa mite, that are present in other countries.

But speculation in the USA that a virus, potentially imported from Australia, may contribute to colony collapse disorder in honey bee populations across north America, has halted Australia's live bee exports to the US.

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