EXOT104-0419: Advanced Honey Bees - Queen Biology
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.
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Presenter: Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
April 3-20, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and
veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in honey bees
and the honey bee queen's role in promoting and maintaining a healthy colony.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-35571)
This course is designed to give a close look at the honey bee queen.
We will cover the physiological differences between the queen bees and
other female worker bees, including the processes leading to queen development.
We will describe the life-cycle of a healthy queen and identify her role
in promoting and maintaining a healthy colony. We will cover how to identify
queen-related issues in the hive and how they can best be resolved.
(Real Time Session April 10, 2019):
Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- describe the queen honey bee anatomy.
- explain the life-cycle of the queen.
- identify the major functions of the honey bee queen.
- define the differences between the honey bee queen and the female workers.
- recognize queen related issues in the hive.
- outline methods to deal with problem queens in the hive.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
Dr. 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
$46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by March 30, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on April 13, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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"This program (22-35571) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a
total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual
veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist.
This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).
This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are
responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."
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