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Online registration now open for Field Day!

Online registration for our 2017 Field Day is now open! You can register and pay online, or you can print out a copy of the registration form and submit your registration and payment by mail. Click here for more information … Continue reading

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21st Annual Field Day agenda now available!

The agenda for the upcoming Louisiana Beekeepers Association 21th Annual Field Day, set for Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Baton Rouge, is now available. Click here for more information. Please note that topics, presenters, and times are subject to change. … Continue reading

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Tart cherry pollination

The summer of 2017 is an exciting time for the Bee Informed Partnership as industry support and beekeeper interest has facilitated the expansion of a new BIP Tech Transfer Team based in Michigan. This expansion into a new territory means … Continue reading

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Honey I Love You

Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 thousand Apis Mellifera. And while introducing a new species of animal to your home seems like … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper – My personal view

While visiting a CENLA Beekeeper Club member in early February, he made a recommendation that I send out monthly, a notice of what we as beekeepers should/could be doing that month with our hives and what we should be expecting … Continue reading

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Honeybee Losses Improve from Horrible to Bad

“There’s a glimmer of hope for America’s ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday. Beekeepers lost 21 percent of their colonies last winter, the annual … Continue reading

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Beekeeping becomes a growing hobby in Louisiana

About 10 years ago, Louisiana had about three or four beekeeping clubs. Now, according to the Louisiana Beekeepers Association website, the Bayou State has 17. The interest in honey bees is growing statewide, and southwest Louisiana is following the pattern, said Keith … Continue reading

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Check out the newest edition of the BBB!

The latest edition of the BBB (Bayou Bee Bulletin) is now available on the newsletter page of our website. Keep reading for an update from Tim Haley, our newsletter editor… For this beekeeper, your BBB editor, the 2017 spring honey … Continue reading

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Ramblings of a Bee Bumbler (July/August)

As I write this I am preparing for a trip to Cuba. I will be traveling with other agricultural leaders from our state visiting farming operations in Cuba. We will also learn about the countries culture and history. At my … Continue reading

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Support the LBA when you shop!

Did you know you can help support the Louisiana Beekeepers Association when you shop online at Amazon? Simply visit smile.amazon.com and choose “Louisiana Beekeepers Association Incorporated” as your charity of choice. Then any time you start at smile.amazon.com, a portion … Continue reading

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