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Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium 1st Annual Conference
September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Save the date: September 29 – 30, 2018 NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
As a result of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) issuance of the final rule, many veterinarians have reason to be concerned about apiculture (beekeeping) and honey bee veterinary medicine. Honey bees now fall into veterinarians’ purview owing to the VFD rule and changes in FDA policy on medically important antimicrobials and you may be called on to treat them.
The Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium was formed following the advent of the VFD for honey bees. This conference will focus on what large scale and hobbyist bee keepers need, especially with regards to the VFD and disease management. Our mission is to educate veterinarians and apiarists on how to integrate veterinary care into beekeeping.
This 2 day conference will have beginner and advanced tracks, and will offer an optional wet lab including an introduction to equipment and live hive work. 11 hours of CVME, RACE approval pending. More information on schedule and registration available soon at https://cvm.ncsu.edu/event/ hbvc/