FREE continuing education workshop on Honey Bee Health – Pests, Diseases, and Treatment Options.

Following is the info sent out with invitations to veterinarians in Union, Stanly, Cabarrus, and Anson counties, which has the agenda on page 2.
Nancy Ruppert, Apiary Inspector
NCDA & CS (910)690-9555-cell
Dear Doctor(s) of Veterinary Medicine,
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board has given approval for Union County North Carolina Beekeepers Association (UCNCBA) to sponsor a FREE continuing education workshop on Honey Bee Health – Pests, Diseases, and Treatment Options. This program is being held in collaboration with Anson, Cabarrus, and Stanley county beekeeper associations, on January 5, 2019.
Due to recent government regulations, honeybee antibiotics must be purchased from licensed veterinarians. Since some honeybee diseases can wipe out entire apiaries if not treated, beekeepers need your help!
You can earn 4 CEU’s in one day. Door prizes will be awarded to four lucky participants!
Nancy Ruppert, Apiary Inspector since 2010 for the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida-Gainesville and Master of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill. She will provide the necessary training of diseases and antibiotic treatment options with regard to veterinary medicine.
Please register by visiting our website: and click “Education tab”.
You may pack a bagged lunch or lunch will be provided by Hathaway’s Chicken for a fee of $10.00. Please register by December 20, 2018, to include lunch.
Registrations will be accepted after December 20, 2018, and at the door, but lunch will not be available after the deadline.
We hope you will join fellow veterinarians in this free continuing education training. You may send a representative, but CE hours will not be awarded. Please see the attached agenda.
Lynn Price UCNCBA VP, 561-601-9872
Colleen Baucom, UCNCBA Treasurer, 704-400-4877
For more information, please text or leave a message.
Course Description:
Honey Bee Health – Pests, Diseases, and Treatment Options
This workshop is for Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.
Continuing Education: Four CEUs for NC Veterinarians
Course Date and Hours:
January 5, 2019
9AM – 3:30PM (Please arrive 15 mins early for check-in)
Course Address:
Union County Agricultural Center
3230 Presson Rd
Monroe, NC, 28112
Speaker: Nancy Ruppert, NC Apiary Inspector
Course Objectives:
Veterinarians will become familiar with honeybee diseases.
Veterinarians will learn the skills to assist apiary inspectors with honeybee diseases.
Veterinarians will leave with a clear antibiotic treatment plan to aid local beekeepers.
Course Agenda:
8:45 – 9:00 Attendance Check-in
9:00 Welcome / Introductions
Begin Morning Session:
• Honey Bee Anatomy (Basics)
• Honey Bee Pests
10:30 Break (15 minutes)
10:45 Honey Bee Diseases & Treatments
• Viral and Bacterial
12:00 Lunch (1 hour)
1:00 Begin Afternoon Session:
• Honey Bee Diseases and Treatments (continued)
2:00 Break (15 minutes)
2:15 Conclude Honey Bee Diseases and Treatments
• Q & A Session
• Present Certificate of Participation to Recipients
3:30 End / Dismissal