Drone bee (Dryoptera stelleri) are an important pest for bees and other pollinators.
They have been found to be a major threat to pollinators in many areas of Australia, including the southern Great Barrier Reef.
But this year’s drone bee infestation in Queensland has sparked concern that the insect is taking over the landscape.
The insects can be found in many locations around the state, and can be spotted in fields and gardens, particularly in dense cover such as mulch and other vegetation.
But there are some who have raised concerns that drones have invaded agricultural landscapes, which could be harmful to native pollinators such as the Australian beetle-eating bee (Bombus terrestris).
In June, Queensland Environment Minister Nick Smith said there was no evidence of drone bee activity in the state’s agricultural fields, but on Tuesday he issued a statement saying that the state had “taken appropriate measures” to prevent drone bees from encroaching on agricultural land.
“In the past, drone bee nests have been removed or destroyed. “
The Department of Environment and Water is working to remove any drone nests in Queensland from agricultural land where they could be breeding. “
In the past, drone bee nests have been removed or destroyed.
Smith also said that the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) would “continue to work closely with the Department of Conservation and Environment to identify and remove any drones from Queensland agriculture, and work closely together with the Australian Wildlife Health Authority to monitor drone activity in Queensland.” “
It is important to remember that drones are a native species and are a pest of both bee and bumble bees, so any disruption of this important pollinator is likely to have significant consequences for the native bees.”
Smith also said that the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) would “continue to work closely with the Department of Conservation and Environment to identify and remove any drones from Queensland agriculture, and work closely together with the Australian Wildlife Health Authority to monitor drone activity in Queensland.”
In a statement, DPI Queensland spokesman Peter Coote said the state has had a “full review of our response to drone bee, and is currently undertaking a review of all drones in the State”.
He said DPI was currently working with the DPI Agriculture and Conservation Officer (APO) to establish a drone monitor program.
Coote added that the DPDI’s drone monitor will provide a “detailed report to the APO, the DPL, the API, and local communities”.
“The drone monitor has been implemented in all DPI areas in Queensland, and will provide data on drone activity to the EPA and other authorities,” he said.
The Queensland Department for Agriculture (DBAAA) said it was “deeply concerned” by the drone bee problem, and would investigate the drone-related problems to determine how best to deal with the issue.
In an emailed statement, DBAAA regional manager Paul Fenton said that DBAA’s “priority is to protect the Queensland biodiversity and the native biodiversity of our agricultural lands, while ensuring that the management of our natural resources remains environmentally sound and sustainable”.
DBAAA also said it “continues to actively engage with Queensland Government agencies and industry in an effort to reduce drone bee and other pest impacts on our agricultural land”.
The Department for Primary Industries said in a statement it had received “many inquiries” from the public, but was unable to confirm if drones were present in any areas of Queensland.
It also noted that the department was “actively engaging with local and regional authorities to address drone bee threats and provide information and advice to assist farmers in managing drones in their own fields”.
In July, a Queensland farmer said he had seen drone bees on his farm, which he had been able to remove using a drone drone patrol dog.
The DBAE said in the statement that drone bee had been “detected in many Queensland agricultural areas over the past two years, and it is clear they are now invading the landscape”.
DBAE was not able to comment on the cause of the infestation, but it was possible that drones were in the area in response to a drone bee attack.
Earlier this year, an Australian beekeeper who had been targeted by drone bees in the same region said the drones had been buzzing around his property and had caused him problems.
However, the beekeeper said he was able to “remove the drone bees” by using a “disposable pest-control device”.
Drone bees are found in a variety of environments, including forested and grassland areas, wetlands, swamps and undergrowth.
They can also be found indoors and in the undergrowth of cultivated trees.
They are also found on farmland, where they can attack a number of native insects, such as beetles and ants.
Last month, the Queensland Agricultural and Food Research Institute (AAFRI) said drones had also been found in the vicinity of the site of a previous drone bee incident,