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Colony Collapse Disorder CCD in Australia ?
« on: November 27, 2014, 08:56:39 PM »
Does Australia have Colony Collapse Disorder CCD ?
It seems this recent article indicates we do not.


http://goo.gl/OJXn1m

Do we use the neonicotinoid's that may cause this problem?
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Re: Colony Collapse Disorder CCD in Australia ?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 07:07:26 PM »
To my knowledge there's no CCD down under.  Heck, I'm not aware of any diagnosed cases in the past few years in the states for that matter.  Also to my knowledge neonics are used there just as they're used in the states.  The one thing that you don't have that Europe and the US does is varroa mites.  Many of the anti neonic folks don't like to be reminded of that as they pursue trying to ban neonics, claiming it's the root cause of high bee losses.  The root cause for losses is unmistakably varroa.
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Re: Colony Collapse Disorder CCD in Australia ?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 06:05:40 PM »
I have just read this on the ABC News website. Interesting reading, but not sure what we as bee keepers can do about it, other than keep strong active hives.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/02/10/4176386.htm

This next article is a lot more of a concern though.

http://www.abc.net.au/site-archive/rural/news/content/201211/s3639408.htm

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Re: Colony Collapse Disorder CCD in Australia ?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 01:24:17 AM »
Looks like we dodged that bullet..phew :cool:

It's just a matter of time till it comes here

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