Honeybee Medicine: What’s All the Buzz About?


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Recognized as a minor livestock species by the FDA, honeybees are crucial contributors to the U.S. economy and food security. And their health is vital to our food supply chain. Join us for a veterinarian-focused webinar designed to expand your expertise and open your eyes to the possibilities of honeybee medicine.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into honeybee biology and behavior, terminology, identification and management of diseases, and available resources. We'll also explore the important role veterinarians can play in supporting honeybee health and sustainability. Whether you're a seasoned veterinarian looking to diversify your practice, or a curious newcomer just looking to get in on the buzz, this webinar offers a unique opportunity to dive into the hive of honeybee medicine and make a meaningful impact on the wellbeing of these vital pollinators. 


Kristen Clark, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Dr. Kristen Clark holds her BS in Zoology and DVM from Iowa State University, her MPH from the University of Minnesota, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. In addition to working in private practice, she previously served as a public health veterinarian with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University. In 2023, she began serving in her current role as the Director of the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative (MOHASC) with the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Clark also currently serves as President of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, as the AVMA Delegate for the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians, and as the Immediate Past-President of the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium. As a hobbyist beekeeper since 2015, she enjoys combining her passion for honey bees with her professional role as a veterinarian. She regularly contributes to peer-reviewed publications about honey bee medicine and presents educational sessions to veterinarians and other stakeholders around the country. She lives in Minnesota with her fibered, feathered, furry, and buzzing menagerie better known as the Happy Bottom Homestead.