bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Australia's new illegal immigrants thwarted

A swarm of “Asian honeybees” on a boat from West Papua about to arrive in Cairns, Northern Australia, was intercepted on arrival. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service says it could have cost businesses millions of dollars: “It's difficult to predict exactly what their impact would be but indications are that from other places around the world where they have invaded, that they take over.” Um, I'd like to know more about that.


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