Veterinarian Honey Bee Class

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August 22, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm

Target audience: Veterinarians interested in learning about honey bees to gain confidence in diagnosing disease issues, understanding how the FDA’s VFD rule affects honey bees, and establishing a VCPR with a beekeeper.

Classroom topics: How the FDA ruling affects vets and bees; honey bee biology; beekeepers and beekeeping products; how to work in a bee colony; inspecting a colony for diseases, pests, and other issues; and antibiotic use in honey bees.

Field topics: (working in live honey bee colonies): How to work in a bee colony; identifying parts of a colony; identifying diseases, pests, and other issues; how to sample for disease; and how to send disease samples to a diagnostic lab.

Field protection gear provided.

This class is limited to Veterinarians.

Location: 495 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, 55108, University of Minnesota, St Paul campus

Cost: $100, lunch included

CE credits: 7

Registration deadline:  August 20

Instructor: Dr. Marla Spivak, UMN Bee Lab

This event is co-sponsored by CVM, TRC, and CFANS.