New beehives added for veterinary training

By Alec Lee

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has joined the fight to save the bees by building a set of hives on campus. The new program will give residents and senior veterinary students in clinical training experience caring for these insects and is led by Dr. Joerg Mayer, associate professor of zoological medicine.

The addition of bees cements the college’s residency program as the first and only in the country to offer such a wide spectrum of training, from invertebrate to megavertebrate care — creatures ranging from bees to whales…

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