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January Member Meeting

  • Schoolcraft College - VIs a Tech Building 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI (map)

  • Potluck at 1:00 meeting starts at 2:00

  • The program is Dr. Terry Kane!

'The Veterinarians Role in Beekeeping: A One Health Issue'

"Veterinarians have a new role in honey bee health and management now that they are considered 'livestock'. This presentation is not a list of honey bee diseases and treatment but rather an overview of how veterinarians contribute to bee 'herd health' and what you, as beekeepers, can expect from us." 

"Dr. Terry Ryan Kane entered veterinary school at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She took beekeeping from the UI Extension Service during vet school as part of an animal behavior project she was working on. As a pilot, she was interested in their navigation and communication behavior, the “waggle dance”. She was an AVMA-AAAS Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellow 2010- 2011 in the Senate working on the farm bill, antibiotic resistance, emerging diseases, and food safety/security. Returning home to Ann Arbor, MI, she started up beekeeping again. With the concomitant knowledge of how critical pollinators are to food security and what the new FDA guidelines meant to beekeepers, she started A2 Bee Vet, a veterinary practice serving our pollinator stewards."

Earlier Event: December 16
December SEMBA - Christmas Social Mixer
Later Event: February 17
February Meeting