VFD Rule and Implementation – What we know to-date
Written by DATCP staff Liz Meils, State Apiarist, and Heather Bartley, Feed Program Specialist
As of January 1, 2017 the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Rule is now in effect. This means that in order to purchase and apply medically important antibiotics to your beehive, you need either a VFD Order or a Prescription from a licensed veterinarian—depending on the treatment you require.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has issued the Honey Bee Pest Management Options 2017 Guidelines. Click here for a PDF of the document. Please share these guidelines with your beekeeping colleagues.