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PEST ALERT: Varroa mite detected on Asian Honey Bee in Townsville

PEST ALERT: Varroa mite detected on Asian Honey Bee in Townsville
07 JULY 2016

An Asian honey (Apis cerana) bee hive has been found at the port in Townsville, Queensland. Scientific analysis of the bees has confirmed that two varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) were present on two of the bees.



The Food Futures full registration page will be finalised shortly. Please register your interest today and we will keep you informed of developments over the coming weeks. 




Food Futures organisers have brought together key thinkers from around Australia and internationally to join in on panel discussions and share their experiences and knowlegde with participants. Speakers include leading businesses, key government agencies and politicans who represent primary industries from Federal, State and Territory levels. 

International keynote speakers will be a feature of Food Futures, delegates from Brazil will join us to discuss the agricultural development model that has been successfully in use there.


Over two days Food Future's will cover broad cross-sector issues as well as focusing in on specific aspects of Northern Agriculture. On day one sessions will investigate the big picture presented by markets and economics, issues to be discussed will stem from the experiences of successful Northern Farmers, research and development, soil and water resources, indigenous participation and environmental imperatives.


Following on from the inaugural Northern Australian Food Futures Conference in November 2015, the Food Futures Regional Road Shows will continue the discussion in key regions of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. The aim of the Food Futures Regional Road Shows is to seek input from regions and find out What does Northern Development mean for The Ord-Kimberley, the Flinders and Gilbert Regions and The Greater Katherine Basin and Alice Springs Regions. The Regional Road Showsideas to regional farming areas and gather further input from participants.