I saw this on another web site and thought if as many people as possible took some action maybe the government will have a re-think!
There is an email link at the bottom for you to fill in and send.
The government is about to pull funding on the eradication of the asian bee.
Its an extremely succesful insect that will eventually wipe out italian bees especially if it brings its virus verroa.
A huge percentage of Australias agricultural produce relies on pollination by italian bees( not to mention the devasting effect it would also have on honey production)
It has been described as the cane toad of the insect world.
Interest partys are having an awareness breakfast in Canberra on Wednesday and are calling on ppl to lobby anyone who will listen.
Thanks for this link, Shirley-Alison! An avalanche of emails often does jerk officialdom into action so lets hope so! I wondered what the bee looked like and do have a photo so will add it to this reply.
Briefly, it looks like a European Honey Bee but about half of the size. I don't know what their nests look like though - they will be feral in trees, hollows, walls and so on.