Bee medicines allowed in UK

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Queen Bee
Nov 8, 2008
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Finland, Helsinki
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Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
27 November 2008 Bee Research.pdf

6. There are currently four products authorised for the control of bee diseases in the UK: Apiguard Gel, Apistan and Bayvarol Strips (for the control of varroa) and Fumidil B Power (for the control of nosema). All these products are exempt from prescription and are available over-the-counter (AVM-GSL products).

7. The following measures have been put in place by the VMD to improve the
availability of medicine for bees:

• allowed substances such as oxalic acid, formic acid and lactic acid to be used in the UK to control varroosis although they are not authorised in the UK. Our reassurance on the safety of these products is that they are entered into Annex II of European Council Regulation 2377/90 laying down the Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin and they are tolerated in other member states. We have also advised BBKA on manufacturers to get these products authorised in the UK;
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