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12 Feb 2024
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Year 10 students spend first day at new campus
'Pre-consultation' starts for community land review
'Is Ocean Beach sea wall still planned?' ACF group asks
Prime Minister has Medicare cake in Umina
Peninsula groups to pilot local energy trading network
Everglades opens grant applications*
Plenty of activities at Patonga fire station
Craft day held on long weekend
Talks to help residents become energy efficient
Dunecare work resumes
Umina CWA to hold fabric sale
Ferries diverted to Patonga*
Reminder of the world's oldest living culture
Report of Australia Day fireworks grass fire*
Local Member presents flags for Australia Day*
Food donations delivered*
Jam will be made on Thursday*
Lunch club meets on the first Monday*
Marine Rescue unit has busy Australia Day weekend
Ettalong mural is finished*
Sensitive storytime at Woy Woy library
Group to discuss Tao Te Ching*
Fire brigade holds training night*
January records 99mm rainfall
Collapse  PLANNING PLANNING
Affordable housing proposal has 17 one-bedroom units
Proposal to replace one 'gun-barrel' with another
CEN announces campaign to fix planning scheme
Blanket planning rules could change the Peninsula
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Miticide used for varroa mite
'Cinderalla' reserve should be community land
Fortress mentality widespread within Council
Most complaints about Central Coast Council*
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Celebrating her 105th birthday
Charity bowls day raises $1035
Retirement village residents celebrate Australia Day
Psychiatry specialist joins hospital team
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Patchwork group 'happy to be back'
Little Theatre holds free play readings
New silvercraft tutor starts at arts and crafts centre
'Rising star' to perform at Opera in the Arboretum*
Little Theatre announces 2024 season
Free basket and textiles project starts for women
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Cross country training starts at Woy Woy South
Reminder to update phone app
Professional learning for school staff
Families will 'meet the teacher'
Students finish Year 6 typing faster than they write
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Fours championship bowls final played at Umina
Woy Woy Wolves open baseball registration
Rugby club to celebrate 50 years*
Bunnies start 'boot bank'
Bridge club plays Australia Day pairs
Junior registration days for Umina Bunnies*
Canoe club to host regatta at Patonga
Floorball starts tomorrow*
Grommets' start delayed*
Kane Williams signs with Roosters*
Junior rugby players help at Mary Mac's*
Umina life savers spend at day at The Entrance
Pool 'regularly unavailable' over next five weeks
Grant for cricket pitch roller
Woy Woy Rugby holds annual sports luncheon*
Women rugby players 'better get in quick'
New team formation process at Southern and Ettalong
Umina hosts regional surf boat event*
Girls should give Aussie Rules a try, says Liesl Tesch
Swiss pairs results after three matches*
Umina United announces women's coach*

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Miticide used for varroa mite

The honey bee article this week is incorrect (PN586).

I am a registered beekeeper and I receive a weekly update from the Department of Primary Industry.

The current situation is: Yes, we are moving into management of the varroa mite, but we have been allowed to breed bees anywhere in the state, including the Peninsula, since the September 19 last year.

We have to report our mite counts every 16 weeks to the Department: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/emergencies/biosecurity/current-situation/varroa-mite-emergency-response

About nine weeks ago, the Department came to my property in Umina and checked my bees for varroa mite.

The mite was present and they supplied me with Bayvarol treatment strips that I had to leave in the hive for seven weeks.

The miticide was supplied free for a short while after going to management, but the Department has stopped giving it away since January 24.

It's adding a lot of cost to beekeeping now.

For a 20 pack which treats five regular sized hives, it is $75 plus shipping.

We probably need to use it twice a year on each hive.

They also want us to switch to different treatments between treatments so the mite doesn't build up an immunity.





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