Re: How long before Down Under has Varroa
You are right, it's not a matter of if you get varroa, but when. And when Australia does get Varroa, you can more than likely thank international trade. Obviously these diseases and parasites can't swim. International trade is how we inherited tracheal mites, varroa mites, Nosema and every other miserable thing plagueing our bees.
The big question is what are the Aussies doing to breed bees that are resistant to the inevitable?
"you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink"...well that horse ain't got nothing on a bee.