October 8th. Honey and Wound Healing

Image2Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 8th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Dr Marcel Durieux will talk  on “Honey and Wound Healing: What Do We Really Know”.

The talk reviews the current evidence for beneficial effects of honey as a wound healing “drug”. Professor Durieux will first look at the laboratory data of its effects against bacteria, and the mechanisms behind those effects. Then he will discuss the clinical studies of honey when used for the treatment of wounds, both acute (such as burns) and chronic (such as diabetic wounds).

Marcel Durieux MD, PhD is professor of anesthesiology at the University of Virginia, and a backyard beekeeper with an interest in bee biology. Much of his academic research focuses on improving outcomes after surgery. Another part of his professional work involves teaching in developing countries, which has led to an ongoing collaboration with beekeepers in Rwanda. Prof. Durieux has published several articles in our beekeeping journals.

We will also have our monthly equipment raffle, information on what we should be seeing in our hives this month, and suggested management techniques for the fall.

Please consider bringing a snack or drink to share.

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