Keepers urged to be on the lookout for deadly disease

Beekeepers have been urged to look out for discoloured brood and dead larvae, both symptoms of NSW’s most serious brood disease of honey bees, American Foulbrood (AFB).

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has declared October as AFB Awareness Month - a month-long campaign dedicated to educating beekeepers across the state about the fatal and incurable disease.

If you suspect your hive is infected with AFB, call the Biosecurity Helpline on (02) 9741 4790.