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Honeybee research CAES News
CAES partners with Dalan Animal Health to advance world's first honey bee vaccine
Vaccines are a proven benefit in the world of animal science. Producers have vaccinated livestock and pet owners have vaccinated dogs and cats for decades. Soon beekeepers may be able to protect their colonies through vaccination. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Dalan Animal Health have teamed up to advance the world’s first honey bee vaccine.
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National pollinator conservation conference hosted at UGA this fall
The Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes national conference will come to Athens, Georgia, from Oct. 10 through 12. The annual conference brings together various research professionals, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and continued education sessions. It is the first time in the history of the conference that it will be held in the Southeast.
“This is beyond just a feel-good program — we’ve had students learn to read just so they could participate,” said Jennifer Berry, a doctoral student and research professional in UGA's Department of Entomology. “It clicks in their minds that they can learn — through beekeeping they can learn. CAES News
Beyond a ‘feel-good’ program: Prison beekeeping provides hope for those incarcerated
“I was one of those teenagers — I wanted to be an actress. I went to college for theater but dropped out and got on drugs.” This is certified beekeeper Joy Ishi (Cornett) Smith’s story. Or it was for a while.

Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena. This event will be a drop-in and lunches will be distributed for the duration of the event.
Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
During this public webinar, Dean Nick Place will review CAES accomplishments from the last calendar year and provide updates on our goals for the future as we enter 2023. To hear more about where we've been, where we are and where we're going together, please register for the event. 
Dec 07
8:30AM - 9:30AM 2022 State of the College https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iGbwxw5qQaikieygfCyFYg
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Convocation Ceremony will take place on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Graduating students must register by December 4th in order to participate. Convocation is a more personal ceremony in which undergraduate and graduate candidates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are recognized by name on stage. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is free, and tickets are not required. The fall convocation ceremony typically takes about one hour. Convocation is intentionally scheduled between the two commencement ceremonies to allow students time to attend both commencement and convocation. For questions regarding CAES Convocation registration, please contact Kelly King at ksking@uga.edu.  
Dec 16
12:00PM - 11:59PM CAES Convocation Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA
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