Monthly Archives: April 2018

March’s Ramblings of a Bee Bumbler, from your President

Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming and pollen is coming in by the basket load. Queens are laying, colonies are brooding up and drones are hatching. Swarming season is here and the nectar flow can’t be far behind. ARE YOU … Continue reading

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From your newsletter editor

At this writing, it is Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the first day of spring in the U.S.A.  This March is more like the March’s we used to have:  windy days interspersed with scattered thunderstorms and more and more sunny days.  … Continue reading

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CENLA Bee Club’s Oxalic Acid Field Day

The CENLA Bee Club’s Oxalic Acid Field Day – Held Saturday, March 14 I’d given a talk back in November to the club membership on the various methods used to treat hives with oxalic and formic acids.  From that we … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Editor

“After being questioned by a beekeeper who apparently likes to keep a colorful pristine yard, The BBB needs to mention briefly about not purchasing neonics treated plants as precautionary and why. I know a wholesale nursery that voluntarily switched over … Continue reading

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Ideas for Beekeeping Meetings

Ideas for Beekeeping Meetings – by Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent One of the challenges of preparing for the monthly meetings of the SW Louisiana Beekeepers is presenting fresh, timely, relevant topics. SWLA Beeks has an advisory group to … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

A different Dimension of Loss – the great insect die-off.  A Guardian.com article worth reading. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/14/a-different-dimension-of-loss-great-insect-die-off-sixth-extinction 7 Plants to Help Honey Production – Blains Farm and Fleet Website Article: https://www.farmandfleet.com/blog/7-plants-help-honey-production/ The seven plants are:  Sunflowers, Goldenrod, Cosmos, Coriander, Mint, Lavender … Continue reading

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