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 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow

Thank you

to Attendees and Exhibitors

for a very successful

2017 North American Beekeeping

Conference & Tradeshow, January 10-14. 




Make plans now to join us for the 2018 ABF Conference & Tradeshow, January 10-13, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. 


FDA Veterinary Feed Directive regulations and the use of antibiotics to treat disease in honey bees


Following are some of the questions that ABF recently sent to the Food and Drug Administration. Here you can read all of the questions as well as the answers provided by Dr. William Flynn of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine.

  • It is our understanding that bees are included in the FDA final rule on antibiotic feed directive. What will be required under the rule for beekeepers to obtain antibiotics for therapeutic use in their beehives?
  • Which currently available antibiotics for use in treating bees are included under the veterinary feed directive?

  • Which antibiotics for treating bees will require a veterinarian’s prescription? Please explain the difference between Rx and VFD under the rule.

  • What constitutes a valid veterinary client/patient relationship? Does this vary from state to state?


"Conversation with a Beekeeper" Webinars: Archived Sessions Available


  • New webinars will return in late January. Meanwhile, all ABF members can continue to enjoy the archived sessions of "Conversation with a Beekeeper." 

  • The ABF webinars are recorded and available for members to view online, usually within 24 hours after the live presentation. Just visit the ABF website page, Conversation With A Beekeeper Series, and scroll down to see the Archived Sessions.


The sessions will be conducted via the GoToWebinar online meetings platform, which means the presenter will have a visual presentation, as well as an audio presentation. Upon entering the session online, you may choose whether to listen to the presentation through your computer's speakers or through your phone.
Reserve your spot today by going to our Education & Events Page/Conversation with A Beekeeper Webinar Series. You must log into your ABF membership account to register. Registration will close 24 business hours before the scheduled session. Twenty-four hours before the session, the registered participant will receive an e-mail confirmation with the necessary information to join the session. If an e-mail address is not provided, the ABF will call the participant with the information. 
If you are unable to make the session, don't fear! Each session will be recorded and available on the ABF Website for ABF member-only access. You will need to log into your account to access the sessions.  If you don't remember your username or password, please contact Susan Reu at susanreu@abfnet.org



USGS Pollinator Research and Monitoring 

The USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, located in the Northern Great Plains state of North Dakota highlights their current and ongoing research on land use and pollinator health. Learn More. 


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