The Buzz About Bees: What You Need to Know About Common Bee Diseases

In an effort to reduce antimicrobial resistance, the FDA established new rules in January, 2017 regarding the use of medically important antimicrobials. These regulatory changes apply to all food-producing animals, including bees. As a result, beekeepers may be contacting veterinary practices to establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship in order to comply with legal requirements to obtain prescription medications. To assist veterinarians with this emerging need, the CVMA is pleased to present this informative webinar about common bee diseases and the judicious use of antibiotics.

Course Description

While honey bees are crucial to the successful pollination of over 90 crops worldwide, they have been exhibiting annual colony losses of up to approximately 45 percent in the US. Several biotic and abiotic factors such as pests, pathogens, pesticides, and poor nutrition are contributing to these losses. This lecture will provide an overview of these issues with a focus on honey bee diseases and a brief discussion of antibiotics use in honey bee colonies.




Elina L. Niño, BS, MS, PhD

Dr. Niño received her Ph.D. in entomology from Penn State University in 2012. She is an assistant specialist in apiculture with the cooperative extension located in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis. Through various extension activities, Dr. Niño works to support beekeepers and the beekeeping industry. Dr. Niño’s research interests encompass basic and applied approaches to understanding and improving honey bee health and particularly queen health.



Dates and times:

In an effort to make this webinar even more convenient, we are offering an afternoon and an evening session.

October 10, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
November 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.


CVMA Members
DVM: $60
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $40

DVM: $120
RVT/Veterinary Staff $80

This course qualifies for 1.5 hours of interactive learning. Each paid registrant will be allowed access via one phone line and one log-in and will receive a certificate upon completion. When you register, a URL will be sent to the registered attendee email with login information on how to begin the webinar. CVMA reserves the right to invoice those individuals and/or organizations that are logged in or connected from telephone numbers that don’t correspond to a paid registration.


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Cancellation Policy:

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted either by fax, email, or regular mail no later than seven days prior to the selected webinar to receive a full refund, less 10 percent administration fee. No refund will be given for cancellations received later than seven days prior to the selected webinar.

Attn: Meetings & Events Department
California Veterinary Medical Association – The Buzz About Bees Webinar
1400 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
By fax: 916.646.9156
By email: staff@cvma.net

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