Course Open: April 3-20, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter Level and Prerequisites: This advanced 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) Course Information:
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. Week 1 (Real Time Session April 10, 2019): Queen Biology
Presenter: Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
- 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.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course. About the Presenter(s):
Dr. Meghan Milbrathhas 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
Tuition: $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. *For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center. To Enroll:
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VIN Education Director VIN CE Services: CEonVIN
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357