The Development of the National Varroa Research Strategy and National Bee Breeding Strategy

Agriteams Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRO-019012

  • Project stage: Current

  • Project start date: Monday, March 25, 2024

  • Project completion date: Monday, September 30, 2024

  • National Priority: HBE-Improve understanding of nutrition best practice and disease interaction


This project will
consult with the whole industry, beekeepers, pollination dependent industries
and researchers to develop a National Varroa Destructor Research Strategy. It
will plan, organise and facilitate a workshop with these stakeholders to test
the identified gaps and develop a research strategy (whitepaper/prospectus) for
use by the industry to manage Varroa Destructor going forward.

The outcome of this
project is to provide AgriFutures Australia with a detailed list of research,
ranked by industry priority, including project ideas and resource requirements

and collaborate with beekeepers to ensure that the strategy is supported by
industry and meets the needs of industry.

RD&E planning and decision-making, through detailing Varroa research gaps
and needs of industry.

to stakeholders and government the research and resource requirements to ensure
the honey bee industry thrives with Varroa.

good governance and transparency by understanding current research, research
requirements, and optimum use of limited research resources.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Agriteams Pty Ltd