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Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium Conference

September 21 - September 22

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 beekeepers 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. Registration includes Friday night icebreaker, breaks, lunches, Saturday evening BBQ reception on the lawn of the CVM, and 12 hours of RACE approved CVME.

The conference will be held at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Nicolas Vidal-Naquet DVM, DIE d’apiculture-pathologie apicole Lecturer in honeybee biology and diseases at the Veterinary School of Alfort, France. VetoAdom
Terry Kane MS, DVM A2 Bee Vet
Donald Hopkins BS NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Apiary Inspector
Kasie Raymann PhD University of North Carolina Greensboro
Alexis Hoopman BS PhD student at UNCG in Dr. Raymann’s microbiology lab
John Hill MRCVS British Bee Veterinary Association, President
Megan Milbrath BA, MPH, PhD University of Michigan, Department of Entomology
Reed Johnson BA, MS, PhD The Ohio State, Department of Entomology

 

Secure Registration Here.

Friday Evening

Icebreaker

7:00 - 9:00pm Icebreaker:
Meet exhibitors, fellow attendees & speakers.
Beer, wine & heavy hors d'oeuvres provided
North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine,
1060 William Moore Drive Raleigh, NC 27607

General Session

Saturday

Time Title Speaker
7:00 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am The Role of the Veterinarian in Honey Bee Medicine: A One Health Issue Terry Ryan Kane
9:00 - 10:00am Intro to Beekeeping Don Hopkins
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Honey Bee Anatomy and structure of the colony Alexis Hoopman
11:15am - 12:15pm Bacterial Diseases of Honey bees Megan Milbrath
12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm Varroa and associated viruses Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
2:00 - 3:00pm Other Bee Disorders and Pests Don Hopkins
3:00 - 3:15pm Break
3:15 - 4:15pm The Hive Call Terry Ryan Kane
4:15 - 5:15pm The VFD: When to Write It Terry Ryan Kane
5:30pm BBQ Reception. On the lawn at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday

Time Title Speaker
7:30 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Preparing for and managing Foreign Honey Bee Pests: a case study of the Asian Hornet John Hill
9:00 - 10:00am Problems facing wild bees and alternative managed pollinators

Reed Johnson
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Healthy beekeeping through the seasons John Hill
11:15am - 12:15pm Understanding the veterinary needs of the client Megan Milbrath
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Hopkins, Ryan Kane, Raymann, Hill, Johnson

Advanced Track

Saturday

Time Title Speaker
7:00 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Advanced Anatomy Megan Milbrath
9:00 - 10:00am The Role of the Veterinarian in Honey Bee Medicine: A One Health Issue Terry Ryan Kane
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am The veterinarians role in Biosecurity Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
11:15am - 12:15pm The clinical examination Nicolas Vidal-Naquet
12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm Managing Varroa and treatment options Megan Milbrath
2:00 - 3:00pm Pesticides, poisons and drugs in the hive: an overview of honey bee toxicology Reed Johnson
3:00 - 3:15pm Break
3:15 - 4:15pm Impacts of antibiotics on bee health Kasie Raymann
4:15 - 5:15pm The European approach to AFB and EFB management John Hill
5:30pm BBQ Reception. On the lawn at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday

Time Title Speaker
7:30 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 9:00am Preparing for and managing Foreign Honey Bee Pests: a case study of the Asian Hornet John Hill
9:00 - 10:00am Problems facing wild bees and alternative managed pollinators

Reed Johnson
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:15am Healthy beekeeping through the seasons John Hill
11:15am - 12:15pm Understanding the veterinary needs of the client Megan Milbrath
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Hopkins, Ryan Kane, Raymann, Hill, Johnson

Live Hive Wetlab

 Sunday

Time Wet Lab 1 (Beginner) Wet Lab 2 (Advanced)
7:30 - 8:00am Registration Check-in
8:00 - 10:00am Live Hive Wet lab - Participants will work with real hives in this 2 hour lab that will cover protective gear, beekeeping equipment, how to light a smoker, and inspecting a hive

TBD Live Hive Wet Lab - this 4 hour lab will walk participants through performing a clinical examination on a hive and diagnostic field work. Participants will learn, through both demonstrations and hands-on experiences, how to test for AFB and EFB in the field, how to perform the sugar roll and alcohol wash for varroa monitoring, how to collect samples for laboratory submission, and how to diagnose nosema and tracheal mites by microscopy. Vidal Naquet/Don Hopkins/Lewis Cauble
Wet Lab 2 (Beginner)
10:00 - 12:00pm Live Hive Wet lab - Participants will work with real hives in this 2 hour lab that will cover protective gear, beekeeping equipment, how to light a smoker, and inspecting a hive TBD
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Hopkins, Ryan Kane, Raymann, Hill, Milbrath, Johnson, Lunch - Round table discussion - Q&A Hopkins, Ryan Kane, Raymann, Hill, Milbrath, Johnson,

Secure Registration Here.

 

Registration is for veterinary professionals only.

Conference Registration –  HBVC Members :$275 Non Members $325
HBVC Membership: $20
Student Rate – $125

Hive Wet Lab

  • Beginner lab $175 (includes beekeeping jacket, veil and gloves) Participants will work with real hives in this 2 hour lab that will cover protective gear, beekeeping equipment, how to light a smoker, and inspecting a hive
  • Advanced lab $350 (includes beekeeping jacket, veil and gloves) This 4 hour lab will walk participants through performing a clinical examination on a hive and diagnostic field work. Participants will learn, through both demonstrations and hands-on experiences, how to test for AFB and EFB in the field, how to perform the sugar roll and alcohol wash for varroa monitoring, how to collect samples for laboratory submission, and how to diagnose nosema and tracheal mites by microscopy.

Credit Card Payment required at time of registration

Please register for either the General Session or Advanced Track. Registration includes electronic proceedings, Friday night icebreaker, breaks and lunch on Saturday & Sunday, and Saturday night reception BBQ .

All attendees are welcome to join us Friday night at the College of Veterinary Medicine for an icebreaker event. Libations and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided

Secure Registration Here.

A block of rooms has been 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 of Veterinary Medicine. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium Conference. The group code is: GCHONEYBEE and the cut off date is 9/5/19

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 21
End:
September 22
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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/