Norfolk Island Bee Pest & Disease Survey

02 December 2021

As part of the Norfolk Island Pest and Disease Survey 2021-2023, Dr John Roberts will be visiting Norfolk Island from 3 to 16 December. John is from the CSIRO and will be working closely with local beekeepers to conduct a survey of bee pests and diseases. The survey is funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

John will present at the Flora & Fauna Society’s Christmas party on Monday 6 December in A&H Hall. The presentation will start at 5.30pm and is open to non-members too.

Dr Roberts will also run an information session for Norfolk Island beekeepers. This information session is only for beekeepers and will be held on Saturday 4 December from 4 pm in A&H Hall. If you are interested in attending please email

A big thank you to community members organising and supporting these events. John welcomes any questions from the community and can be contacted at

Please note that John’s survey and presentations are different (but complementary) to the Integrated Pest Management Workshops being run by Ant Rice.

For further information, you can also contact the Department of Infrastructure on 23315 or