Veterinarians’ guide to honey bee antibiotics: Webinar

A new FDA ruling means that many beekeepers will need a prescription from a veterinarian to use certain honey bee antibiotics. The UF Honey Bee Lab hosted a webinar on February 22, 2017 to help veterinarians understand honey bees, beekeeping, and bacterial diseases of honey bees.

This webinar looked at:
  • a summary of the FDA ruling,
  • the history and prevalence of foulbrood in Florida,
  • and how to identify the signs of foulbrood in honey bee colonies.


Presenters on this webinar were:
  • Dr. Michael Murphy from the US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • Mr. David Westervelt Chief Apiary Inspector, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Apiary Inspection
  • Dr. Jamie Ellis from the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab


The full recording of this webinar can be found at:

For more information on the topic, also see New Year, new rule: A look at the FDA ruling on prescriptions for honey bees

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Posted: March 28, 2017

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bammerma, Beekeeping, Honey Bees, Pest, UFHoneyBeeLab

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