Bee health products are veterinary medicines, which have to be tested in clinical studies. They are necessary to make sure that these products are both efficient and safe for honey bee colonies. For varroa treatments in the EU, a guideline gives a framework on how to perform pre-clinical and clinical studies. For other bee diseases, no specific guidance exists. However, if declared “treatments”, registration according to general guidelines for veterinary medicines is necessary.
Clinical studies on treatments for Varroa destructor
BeeSafe plans and performs clinical studies for all bee health products according to current knowledge and setting standards. Long experience with the beekeeping practice in different European countries enables me to recommend ways of application and give advice on posology or similar practical questions.
BeeSafe performs pre-clinical and clinical studies for testing varroa treatments in different European countries. Due to these studies, my customers have
- registered a new and better posology of their already marketed product
- developed new formulations for known compounds
- tested new compounds against Varroa destructor
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Treatments for diseases other than Varroa
Though Varroa destructor is still the most important threat for honey bee colonies, treatments for other pests and pathogens are also necessary for maintaining honey bee populations healthy. Nosema ceranae, for instance, is a serious, but neglected disease in Southern Europe. Invasive pests like the Small Hive Beetle or Asian Hornet arrived in Europe and concern beekeepers. In addition, they may become a threat to ecosystems if not controlled properly. The Small Hive Beetle is still limited to Southern Italy. However, it may become also a threat in other regions. In addition, the Asian Hornet is continuously spreading across Europe. Efficient control measures and monitoring techniques, therefore, would ensure honey bee health in the future.
Do you have a product that helps against any of these pests and diseases? Contact me for the options on how to register and market them in Europe.
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