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Beekeeper Management Calendar: APRIL

Recommendations for your apiary in April: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here:    Additional resources:

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