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Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium Conference

September 29 - September 30

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 or 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 two-day conference will have general session and advanced tracks and will offer an optional wet lab including an introduction to equipment and live hive work. 12 hours of RACE approved CVME will be offered.

The conference will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nicolas Vidal-Naquet DVM, DIE d’apiculture-pathologie apicole Lecturer in honeybee biology and diseases at the Veterinary School of Alfort, France. VetoAdom
David Tarpy BS, MS, PhD NC State University, Professor and Extension Apiculturist
Randy Oliver BS, MS (Biological Sciences) ScientificBeekeeping.com
Donald Hopkins BS NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Apiary Inspector
Gigi Davidson BSPh, DICVP NC State CVM. Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Dick Rogers BSc, MSc Principal Scientist / Entomologist / Manager at Bayer, Crop Science Division, Bee Care Center
Justin Maness BS, Horticultural Science Entomologist at Syngenta and owner of Buddha Bee Apiary
Chris Cripps DVM Veterinarian, Part owner Betterbee
Hannah Levenson BS Masters Research Associate in Entomology
Michael Murphy DVM, JD, PhD FDA.Veterinary Medical Officer
Ben Dictus BS, MS, PhD Lead Beekeeper; Bee-Downtown

 

Friday Evening

Icebreaker

7:00 - 9:00pm Icebreaker:
Meet fellow attendees & speakers
Raleigh Brewing Company
3709 Neil St, Raleigh,

General Session

Saturday

Time Title Speaker
7:00 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Intro to bee anatomy, health, and diseases David Tarpy
9:00 - 10:00am Intro to Beekeeping Strategies. Equipment, approach, and practices Justin Maness
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Understanding your bee clients and market Chris Cripps
11:15am - 12:15pm Parasites, pathogens, pests, and problems David Tarpy
12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm Varroosis and the control of Varroa destructor infestation Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
2:00 - 3:00pm American Foul Brood and European Foul Brood Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
3:00 - 3:15pm Break
3:15 - 4:15pm Bee pharmacology and over-the-counter products Gigi Davidson
4:15 - 5:15pm Regulatory - The FDA and the VFD Michael Murphy
6:00pm Transportation to museum
6:30- 7:30pm Apiculture sustainability
7:30 - 9:00pm Reception North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Sponsored by

Sunday

Time Title Speaker
7:30 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Apiary diagnostics Donald Hopkins
9:00 - 10:00am How to work with your state bee inspector

Donald Hopkins
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Whats happening to the bees - state of bees in the US Randy Oliver
11:15am - 12:15pm How to test for Nosema and quickly identify various diseases Randy Oliver
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Vidal-Naquet, Hopkins, Tarpy, Oliver, Murphy

Advanced Track

Saturday

Time Title Speaker
7:00 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Reading the combs - biology over course of a year Randy Oliver
9:00 - 10:00am Best management practices Randy Oliver
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Clinical examination of a colony and elements of semiology Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
11:15am - 12:15pm Sanitary audit of husbandry in apiculture Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm Varroa mites, their control, and the viruses that they vector David Tarpy
2:00 - 3:00pm The past and future roles of antibiotics in beekeeping David Tarpy
3:00 - 3:15pm Break
3:15 - 4:15pm Native Pollinators and Pollinator Interactions Hannah Levenson
4:15 - 5:15pm Regulatory - The FDA and the VFD Michael Murphy
6:00pm Transportation to museum
6:30- 7:30pm Apiculture sustainability
7:30 - 9:00pm Reception North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Sponsored by

Sunday

Time Title Speaker
7:30 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Apiary diagnostics Donald Hopkins
9:00 - 10:00am How to work with your state bee inspector

Donald Hopkins
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Whats happening to the bees - state of bees in the US Randy Oliver
11:15am - 12:15pm How to test for Nosema and quickly identify various diseases Randy Oliver
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Vidal-Naquet, Hopkins, Tarpy, Oliver, Murphy

Live Hive Wetlab

 Sunday

Time Title Speaker
7:30 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 10:00am Live Hive Lab Group 1

Justin Maness, Ben Dictus
10:00am - 12:00pm Live Hive Lab Group 2 Justin Maness, Ben Dictus
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Vidal-Naquet, Hopkins, Tarpy, Oliver, Murphy

Registration will close Friday, September 21 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Registration is for veterinary professionals only.

Conference Registration – $250

Student Rate – $125

Hive Wet Lab – $125 (includes beekeeping jacket and gloves)

Credit Card Payment required at time of registration

Please register for either the General Session or Advanced Track. Registration includes electronic proceedings, breaks and lunch on Saturday, and reception at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

All attendees are welcome to join us Friday night at Raleigh Brewing Company for an icebreaker event. The brewery will be brewing a beer using local honey

REGISTER HERE

A block of rooms will be reserved at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge, located at 1520 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. This hotel is next door and within walking distance to the the College. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium Conference.

There is a home football game this weekend and rooms will be in short supply. Reserve early!

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Special Needs

Please email ceregistration@ncsu.edu or call 919.513.6421 with questions or, if you are a person with a disability, and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in the activity. For special accommodations, please contact us least 30 days prior to the event.


Details

Start:
September 29
End:
September 30
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Venue

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Dr.

Raleigh,

NC

27607

United States

Organizer

Office of Continuing Education & Outreach
Phone:
919.513.6259
Email:
ceregistration@ncsu.edu
Website:
https://cvm.ncsu.edu/education/continuing-education/