Module 30 (USDA) - The Role of Veterinarians in Honey Bee Health
This module provides accredited veterinarians with basic knowledge of beekeeping, honey bee
biology, and relevant honey bee diseases and conditions. The module focuses on the role of
veterinarians related to antimicrobial use in honey bees and the issuance of prescriptions and
Veterinary Feed Directives. Valuable services veterinarians can provide to beekeepers, such as
assisting hobbyist beekeepers with plans for parasite management or assisting commercial
beekeepers with the development of protocols to be followed by beekeeping staff for disease
detection and control are reviewed.