Legalization of the use of oxalic acid in varroa control
Eva Rademacher and Anton Imdorf
70 to 72
Oxalic acid is a key substance for varroosis winter treatment, but in all EU countries government approval for its use was held up by the requirement that the maximum residue limit (MRL) first be officially determined by the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA). Establishing the MRL as a common European project was financed by scientific institutes and beekeeper associations in most EU countries. Our activities and the procedure of getting the MRL established by the (EMEA), which was successfully closed in December 2004, is described.
Varroa, control methods, oxalic acid, EU, Europe, European Union, MRL, maximum residue limit, residues