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Description

Stephanie Meyer, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist Acute Disease Investigation and Control Section
Minnesota Department of Health

Craig Hedberg, PhD 
Professor 
Division of Environmental Health Sciences 
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota                               

An understanding of the global food system impact of pollinator health is important in the protection of the public’s health. While the Upper Midwest is a high honey producing region, yields are declining due to a variety of stressors affecting bees.  This intricate food system will be reviewed looking at the human, animal, and environmental impacts of bee health and honey/wax production.  A commercial bee operation will be visited to illustrate care and handling of bees and discussion of bee health and environmental issues related to the safety of bee/honey products.  A honey processing plant will be visited to follow the product from production through processing to create the variety of fresh and processed bee/honey products demanded by today’s consumers.  The product distribution system is reviewed.  Processing and distribution issues related to food safety are discussed.  The global impacts of hive health on agriculture and the human food supply will be addressed.

This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7210-101 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.

For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the global and local impact of bee hive health on agriculture and the human food supply.
  • Describe the concept of the food system as it relates to bee/honey products involving inputs, processes and outputs, from the farm to the consumer.
  • Identify the major industry groups involved in the bee/honey food system and the multitude of products and byproducts emanating from the system.
  • Identify the global food system of bees and honey from the farm through processing, distribution and marketing to the consumer.
  • Promote the concept of food system biosecurity as a prerequisite for a safe, abundant, affordable and diverse bee/honey products. 

 

Registration & Cancellation

The registration fee for this course is $325. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.

The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 0.75 CEUs (7.5 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 7.5 CPH recertification credits.

All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Contact & Questions

Meghan Taylor: tayl0427@umn.edu | 612-626-8434

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Section Title
Global Food Systems: Bees
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
May 22, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Blegen Hall
Type
One-day Immersion
Days
Th
Time
7:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
May 23, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Blegen Hall
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Location
Delivery Options
Lecture  
Course Fee(s)
Full Pay non-credit $325.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 15, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
May 15, 2019
Section Details
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