Millions of bees have been trapped in Australia and steps are being taken to exterminate thousands more.
This is due to the revelation of information about a deadly parasite living in the body of bees in the country.
The varroa destructor was first reported in a Sydney harbor last week.
Subsequent tests revealed that the parasite was living in beehives 100 km away from the site.
It is said that due to this, the honey and food production industries have lost millions of dollars. (colombotimes.lk)