Bee Health

Honey bee health issues get increasing attention: beekeepers, policy makers and general public are concerned about the most well known pollinator. First of all, Varroa destructor is still the major threat for honeybee colonies. Though several treatments are available, this parasitic mite is often responsible for colony losses over winter. In addition, documentation for many treatments are incomplete or beekeepers observe a loss of efficacy. Therefore, there is need for developing new treatments, improving existing formulations or acquiring information about clinical and preclinical data.

Emerging pathogens (Nosema ceranae, honey bee viruses) and introduced pests (Small Hive Beetle) concern beekeepers. For these new threats only few to no treatments are available. In addition, their importance varies in different regions. For instance, while Nosema ceranae is an important, though often neglected, threat in Southern Europe, no problems occur in Central and Northern Europe. Therefore, it is important to consider the different beekeeping realities in the development of new therapies.

Services for honey bee health

BeeSafe has long-year expertise on honey bee pathology studies in several European countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Austria and UK). Serving as your external R&D department, it attends the whole process from the idea over the clinical studies in the field until the registration process (expert reports and dossiers (Part IV)). Together with its partners, also residue and pharmacoresistance studies are possible.

Services for Veterinary Medical Industry

Clinical studies for honey bee health products

Varroa treatments have to be efficient and safe for the colony. BeeSafe performs clinical and preclinical studies according to current guidelines.

Development of new products

If new compound or a different formulation, we help you to develop your Varroa treatment. Products for other diseases? Ask us what to do!

Expert Reports and Dossier writing

BeeSafe reviews data, study reports and publications – to write part IV of your dossier or for an expert report for the registration.

Specific data bases

Together with Rescol Services, we develop specific data bases to help you manage your data. Many features to handle huge amounts of data!

Services for veterinarians

Consulting on honey bee health

Expertise on everything keeping honey bee colonies healthy: good management practices, Varroa treatments, hygienic and preventive measures.

Expertise on honey bee welfare

BeeSafe guides you through honey bee biology and good management practices and gives expertise on specific issues for colony welfare.

Courses for veterinarians

You want to know honey bee pathology or understand better how to improve colony health? Webinars, online and offline courses are for you.

Speaking about bees

If veterinary authority or association: for a short and entertaining introduction on honey bee health book me as a speaker!

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