Course Open: March 12-31, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sunday, March 21, 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 the management of Varroa mites in honeybee colonies. 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 22-38540) Course Information:
The varroa mite is the worst parasite of honey bee colonies. In this session we will cover the biology and life cycle of the varroa mite, and participants will learn how to monitor and manage this pest. We will discuss pros and cons of each management tool on the market to help determine a plan to keep bees safe in different scenarios. Week 1 (Real Time Session March 21, 2021): Managing Varroa Mites
Presenter: Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
- Understand the biology of Varroa destructor
- Explain multiple methods of monitoring for the varroa mite
- Understand basic principles of Integrated Pest Management
- Diagnose Parasitic Mite Syndrome
- Understand varroa population dynamics
- Identify methods for varroa mite control
- Diagnose a colony that has died from varroa mite associated disease
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 26, 2021)
Non-Member $110($99 early bird special if enrolled by February 26, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars. *To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 12, 2021 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached. *For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center. To Enroll:
- 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