National Pollinator Week: Apitherapy and Honey Bees

In the past, it was up to the hobbyist or commercial beekeeper to maintain the health of their bees, but as the risk of antimicrobial resistance increases around the world, veterinarians have been asked to step in for diagnosis and treatment.

Are you intrigued by the captivating world of apitherapy/honeybee medicine and its potential to enhance your practice?

Last week we were joined by Dr. Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DECZM, DACZM, to learn all about apitherapy. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, as well as the growing trend of backyard beekeeping, veterinarians are stepping in for diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, this training has not been included in vet school curriculum, and Dr. Mayer hopes to change that.

Read more about Dr. Mayer’s work at UGA

COMING SOON: Come back soon to download Dr. Mayer’s webinar from the GVMA Learning Library!

“Bees are an important part of the economy in Georgia, and the beekeepers know them best,” Mayer said. “Beekeeping is unique to its location. What works in Massachusetts does not necessarily work in Georgia, and these associations are the best resource veterinarians have for this knowledge.”

– Dr. Mayer