Simulation Exercise for Pollination Industries

Plant Health Australia Limited

  • Project code: PRJ-003087

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

  • National Priority: HBE-Improve pollination, floral resource access and industry sustainability


This project aims to undertake an emergency response exercise to test: 1) preparedness arrangements and decision-making in the event of a Varroa incursion, and 2) decision-making during a transition from an emergency to a management scenario for Varroa. These exercise scenarios will based on a hypothetical Varroa incursion that impacts on availability of pollination services. A scenario will be developed that tests emergency response and transition arrangements with a focus on how impacts to the pollination dependent sector will be managed. The exercises will be conducted along with formal evaluation to report on the exercise and recommend improvements to response arrangements.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Plant Health Australia Limited

Objective Summary

Primary Objectives:
1) Test and recommend improvements to emergency response arrangements for a honeybee disease/pest incursion that has implications for the pollination sector.
2) Test and recommend improvements to pollination transition arrangements that would be used following establishment of a honeybee disease/pest.