Here is a nice article by the Age- a prominent Australian paper that I was interviewed for and some of my photos were published! For now, Australia remains Varroa Free. Check it out!
Bee careful out there – a parasitic marauder is nearly at our shores
The biggest pest threat is from a pinhead-sized parasite, Varroa destructor, an oval-shaped, reddish-brown mite that sucks the blood from bees and inflicts upon them a suite of virulent diseases, such as deformed-wing virus.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/bee-careful-out-there–a-parasitic-marauder-is-nearly-at-our-shores-20140828-109ics.html#ixzz3DNhKmCHI