Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program 2016-2021

Lead

Alison Saunders, Plant Health Australia

 

Aims/objectives

  • To deliver a nationally coordinated bee pest surveillance program that enables detection and therefore best opportunity for successful eradication of 14 high priority pest incursions.
  • Ensure the Australian Honey Bee and Pollinator Reliant Industries are safeguarded from the impact of an exotic pest incursion of honeybees.
  • To continue to deliver the significant biosecurity outcomes of the previous National Bee Pest Surveillance Program through a strong industry government partnership

 

Summary

Industry biosecurity is the protection from risks posed by organisms to industries through actions like preparedness, eradication, and control. No quarantine system, no matter how efficient, can ensure Australia’s industries are totally protected from exotic pests. Biosecurity is a shares responsibility involving governments, industry, and the general community.

The project will deliver a nationally coordinated bee pest surveillance program that enables early detection and the best opportunity for successful eradication of 14 high priority pest incursions.

Funding for the project will be supported by pollinator reliant horticultural industries with co-investment from the honeybee and grains industries, alongside funding from the Australian government. The project will also be supported by significant in-kind contributions from Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and bee keepers.

Visit our partner website at http://www.planthealthaustralia.com.au/national-programs/national-bee-pest-surveillance-program/ 

For more information contact Jenny Shanks on JShanks@phau.com.au