Those of you who were at the AGM to hear Frank Gellatly or who have read this month’s edition of Bee Craft will be aware that Fumidil® B, which was the only recognised treatment for nosema, is being withdrawn from the UK following a decision by the Veterinary Medicines Directive (VMD). This brings the UK in line with the rest of Europe.
Manufacturers have until June 30th to sell stock and retailers can sell the product up to its expiry date. This document (Word format) on the VMD/DEFRA website quotes a shelf life as packaged as 2 years. So, in theory at least, this could be on sale until the end of 2013 – although it is very doubtful that suppliers will have stocks at that date.