Honey bees are far from the simplistic pollinators buzzing from flower to flower in our backyards. Bees play a crucial role in our OneHealth initiative, and their livelihood is essential not only for the vitality of our ecosystem but the well-being of our society. Various diseases can afflict bees just like any other animal, and veterinarians can play an important role in managing the health of honeybee colonies, yet information on providing medical care has until now.
Dr. Cynthia Faux, a professor of veterinary medicine here at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, co-edited and authored a chapter in the newly released textbook, Honey Bee Medicine for The Veterinary Practitioner. The textbook was a collaborative effort by many professionals and provides an authoritative guide to honey bee health and hive management for veterinarians and other specialists. Comprehensive and practical, this resource offers valuable insight into basic husbandry, examination techniques, anatomy, the diagnosis and management of disease, and more.
Dr. Faux's work in honey bee medicine and beyond is unlike any other. We are proud to celebrate her contributions to veterinary education and the future of honey bee medicine.