Simulation Exercise for Pollination Industries


This project aims to undertake an emergency response exercise to test: 1) preparedness arrangements and decisionmaking in the event of a Varroa incursion, and 2) decisionmaking during a transition from an emergency to a management scenario for Varroa. These exercise scenarios will based on a hypothetical Varroa incursion that impacts on availability of pollination services. A scenario will be developed that tests emergency response and transition arrangements with a focus on how impacts to the pollination dependent sector will be managed. The exercises will be conducted along with formal evaluation to report on the exercise and recommend improvements to response arrangements.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Plant Health Australia Limited

Objective Summary

Primary Objectives: 1) Test and recommend improvements to emergency response arrangements for a honeybee disease/pest incursion that has implications for the pollination sector. 2) Test and recommend improvements to pollination transition arrangements that would be used following establishment of a honeybee disease/pest.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority


National Priority

HBE-Improve understanding of pollination strategies that impact crop yields and improve hive health


Related publications


Pollination Simulation - A report on two scenario driven workshops