New Series of Honey Bee Courses Offered by the Veterinary Information Network
VIN is offering 4 online courses for veterinarians on honey bee and hive health. Follow the links below to register:
Honey Bees – Splits and Swarms
February 20-March 8, 2020
Learn about swarm biology, including recognizing cues for swarming, and basic swarm management techniques, with a focus on splits.
Honey Bees – Queen Biology
This course will cover the reproductive aspects of the hive, including queen management, rearing, and handling, queen and drone biology, mating, and genetics.
Honey Bees – Managing Varroa Mites
July 2-19, 2020
This course will cover the biology and life cycle of the varroa mite, the worst parasite of honeybee colonies. Participants will learn how to monitor this pest and to how to determine a plan to keep bees safe in different scenarios.
Honey Bees – Managing Bacterial Disease
April 16-May 3, 2020
This course will focus on the infection cycle, transmission, and treatment of the two bacterial honey bee diseases, including how to identify signs of bacterial disease, carry out field testing, and control disease.