Wyoming Groundskeepers
& Growers Association
34 years educating and promoting
the green industry


Click: http://articles.extension.org/pages/74034/management-of-spotted-wing-drosophila-using-organic-strategies to attend this webinar.

Hank Uhden forwarded a link for parties interest"

Revised Certification Standards for Pesticide Applicators

Pending change for antibiotic medication availability for Honey Bees

I am sure that many of you who have honey bee colonies or have  beekeeper clients are already aware that antibiotics, that were formerly available over the counter, used to treat some bee diseases will now require a prescription from a licensed veterinarian with additional honey bee specific training.  Some honeybee antibiotics, with old labeling,  will still be available until Dec. 31st., 2016.

Here is an excellent summary of the changes from Michigan State University.  https://pollinators.msu.edu/bees-need-vets/ 

I don't know if many Wyoming veterinarians will end up getting the training required to prescribe for honey bees.  The MSU web site above has a link for vets interested in getting the training to sign up. I couldn't find any other information on the training for prescribing for honey bees. This article from Sept. 28, (https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/161015a.aspx )

says that the AVMA is "..currently developing educational materials for our member veterinarians."

Here is a list of vets that I have found that have self-identified as being interested in apiculture and there is one listed that is licensed to practice in Wyoming. http://www.beevets.com/Veterinarians.php

Here is an excellent "Q&A" style article addressing some questions this regulation may raise among the  vets and beekeepers. http://www.beeculture.com/do-i-need-a-vet-for-my-bees/

Scott Schell
Asst. Extension Entomologist
Ext.- E.S.M. Dept., 3354, UW
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071


WPS Rule Make Federal Registry - November 2, 2015

The rule was finally published this week.


That means it will come into effect on January 4, 2016

January 4, 2017 is the date when employers must comply with the provisions of the WPS with the exception of the new training content and the implementation of the new exclusion zone requirement.

January 4, 2018 (or 180 days after EPA announces the training materials are available, whichever is later) is when the new training curriculum must be implemented.

January 4, 2018 is when the exclusion zone requirement come into force.

Hank Uhden