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Bee Disease Outbreak

Thousands of bees and more than 100 hives have been destroyed, following the outbreak of American Foulbrood.

The highly contagious disease was detected near Robinvale in North West Victoria, where more than 4 million bees are transported annually to help pollinate the region’s almond crops.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with Agriculture Victoria’s Senior Apiary Officer Joe Riordan to find out more.

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