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Slimy Honey and Absconding Bees, a popular article about the small hive beetle
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THE SMALL HIVE BEETLE (SHB), now endemic in many parts of eastern Australia, is a serious threat to the New Zealand beekeeping industry. Every year one million visitors from Australia travel to New Zealand. This, added to the fact that the screening process for visitors from Australia may be relaxed, means a greater chance that the SHB will pay New Zealand a visit sooner rather than later.