Effects of Colony Creation Method and Beekeeper Education on Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Mortality
Responding to current issues requires Extension educators to quickly react and collaborate. The Washington Department of Agriculture requested help developing and conducting outreach programs on dairy cattle drug residue prevention as a result of a new program announced by the US FDA. Curriculum focused on causes of residues and improving treatment records. Five face-to-face sessions with over 180 farmers and veterinarians and 360 views of an online program indicated interest. Over 65% of attendees intended to review their treatment protocols. A concomitant reduction in residue violations from dairy animals in the state was seen after the programs.
Moore, D., Wenz, J., Coles, C., & Kohrs, P. (2015). Effects of Colony Creation Method and Beekeeper Education on Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Mortality. The Journal of Extension, 53(1), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss1/18