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Veterinarians Role in Saving Honey Bees: How and Why the FDA VFD Affects You

February 26, 2017 @8:00 am-4:00 pm


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8:00 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am Welcome and Overview
9:00 – 10:30 am      Honeybee biology and apiculture

  • Honey bee morphology, development
  • Communication, foraging behavior, etc.
  • Basic beekeeping practices – spring, fall, winter management
  • Hive types and components
  • Tools and equipment needed to work with honey bees
10:35 am  – 12:00 pm Honey bee parasites, pathogens, pests and CCD

  • What is normal
  • How to recognize each
  • Treatment
 12:00 pm  Lunch
 12:45 – 2:15 pm Bee Vets – What the FDA VFD means to vets and beekeepers

  • Directive
  • Role of veterinarian
  • How to incorporate bee health into your practice
  • How to treat and prevent
  • Resources
 2:15 – 4:00 pm MA Apiary Laws and Regulations and MDAR

  • Laws and Regulations
  • MDAR Apiary Program, apiary Inspector role
  • Bee Kill Program


February 26, 2017
8:00 am-4:00 pm
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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Auditorium
5 Jumbo's Path
No. Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.