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It has been my long-term goal in beekeeping to produce queens and nucleus hives. So, over the next 12 weeks I'm going to try something I've never tried before, I’m going to start grafting 12-to-24-hour-old larva into artificial queen cups with the hope of producing queens. In the past, I’ve harvested queen cells by letting Mother Nature produce them for me using a procedure called “walk away splits”. This is done by taking a frame with eggs and placing it in a separate “queenless” hive with lots of nurse bees inducing them to raise numerous queen cells in an attempt to “requeen” their colony. I then harvested the queen cells, and I use them for splits. It’s really a fun way to produce some queens to start nucleus hives to overwinter and replace any “deadouts” in the spring. Any beekeeper who hasn’t tried it yet should. It will help your apiary be sustainable. More...
 

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Online Continuing Education - IBVM Update
The Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine (IBVM) has approved a temporary provision change to the Online Continuing Education policy due to the COVID pandemic for veterinarians and veterinary technicians for the current triennium.  The provision states: “Licensed veterinarians may obtain all their continuing education hours for the current triennium (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023) online. In-person coursework will not be required.” Certified veterinary technicians may obtain all their continuing education hours for the current triennium (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023) online. In-person coursework will not be required. Click here to view the entire provision. Please contact Ginny Eason at IDALS at 515-281-8617 or Ginny.Eason@Iowaagriculture.gov with questions.
IVMA CVM Student Internship & Shadowing Directory
The IVMA is beginning a new project to bring together Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISU CVM) students and veterinary clinics who would be interested in providing veterinary students with learning opportunities through job shadowing, internships, or preceptorships at their veterinary clinics. IVMA Members and CVM Students CLICK HERE for details.

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