Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
810 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Is there an equivalent "FDA" group that approves ne meds or supplements for bees?

Since anything that is used to treat or feed Honey Bees can eventually find it's way in to our food source as in honey, is there a regulating body that reviews NEW medicines or supplements given to bees commercially or sold at bee supply outfits?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a long 7-year protocol for new drugs for testing before human trials can begin.

I was wondering if there is any such thing in the Bee industry?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
211 Posts
Re: Is there an equivalent "FDA" group that approves ne meds or supplements for bees?

Looks like the answer is, in part, yes. See this link on drugs approved for controlling AFB http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ResourcesforYou/AnimalHealthLiteracy/ucm309134.htm

BTW, there is no set duration for new drug testing prior to introduction into humans. It depends on the drug, the disease, etc. Not really germane to this discussion, but there is a lot of misinformation out there.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,224 Posts
Re: Is there an equivalent "FDA" group that approves ne meds or supplements for bees?

The is no single Federal agency responsible for regulating "medicines and supplements" that might be used in the Bee industry.

Primary responsibility is split between the FDA (via FFDCA) and the EPA (via FIFRA). A more complete explanation is here: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/laws.htm
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top