Course Open: February 26-March 17, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sunday, March 7, 2021; 2:00-4:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter Level and Prerequisites: This advanced course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary support staff actively interested in managing bacterial disease in a honey bee colony. It is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of bees and beekeeping terminology.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary support staff. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-38539) Course Information:
Veterinarians are needed to work with beekeepers to manage bacterial diseases. In this course we will cover the two bacterial honey bee diseases, focusing on their infection cycle, transmission, and care. Participants will learn how to identify signs of bacterial disease, carry out field testing, and how to best manage and control disease. We will cover antibiotic use and filling out orders for honey bee colonies. Week 1 (Real Time Session March 7, 2021): Managing Bacterial Disease
Presenter: Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
- List the major diseases of honey bees
- Identify signs of diseased adult bees
- Identify healthy brood
- Identify visual signs of brood disease
- List the field tests for diagnosis
- Describe treatment options for disease
- Outline the steps to writing a VFD or prescription for a honey bee colony
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course. About the Presenter:
Meghan Milbrath has been keeping bees for over 20 years. She runs a beekeeping business in Munith, Michigan, where she keeps over 200 colonies and breeds queen bees. Dr. Milbrath works as an academic specialist at Michigan State University where she specializes in pollinator research and extension. Her academic focus is on transmission dynamics of environmentally acquired infectious diseases. Total CE Credit: 2
Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by February 12, 2021)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by February 12, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars. *Enroll in 2 or more Honey Bee courses on the same day and receive a 15% discount off the standard price. This discount does not apply to early bird prices.
- EXOT101-0121: Honey Bees - Veterinary Medicine
- EXOT109-0121: Honey Bees - Fat Healthy Bees
- EXOT106-0221: Honey Bees - Splits and Swarms
- EXOT104-0221: Honey Bees - Queen Biology and Queen Rearing
- EXOT107-0221: Honey Bees - Managing Bacterial Disease
- EXOT108-0321: Honey Bees - Managing Varroa Mites
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VIN Education Director VIN CE Services: CEonVIN
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357