Welcome to the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium
The HBVC is made up of students and professionals from all segments of veterinary medicine and animal science who care about bees and beekeeping.
Since when did a beekeeper need to find a veterinarian? Are bees even animals?
The US FDA considers honey bees a food producing animal. Honey is food after all.
Starting in January 2017, if a beekeeper needs to give their honey bees antibiotics then they will need to have a prescription or feed directive from a veterinarian.
How does a beekeeper find a veterinarian that will work with bees? You are in the right spot!
Veterinarians, meet beekeepers, and Beekeepers, meet veterinarians!
If you are a beekeeper looking for a veterinarian, there is a "Find a Vet" menu button above to take you to a searchable listing of veterinarians that have said they are interested in working with beekeepers.
If you are a veterinarian interested in working with beekeepers, there is a "Join" menu button to take you to where you can sign up to be on the list as a veterinarian interested in bees. You will also receive a newsletter and have access to specialized content.