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January’s Ramblings of a Bee Bumbler, from your LBA President

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and your New Year is off to a great start. This month’s ramblings will be rather brief, as I am currently traveling in Spain and Portugal with the LSU Ag Leadership Program … Continue reading

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From your newsletter editor

Winter, for what it is worth, is now upon us.  Nothing like those I saw in Colorado and northern California many years ago.  I’m hopeful this year’s honey production will be better than any of the last three seasons.  Managing … Continue reading

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Commercial Business Ads Information

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association would like to thank all of our sponsors for their business advertisements. We encourage our membership and visitors to our web site to consider the fine products and/or services they offer when selecting a vendor to … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

Pollinator Partnership – The Learning Center webpage: http://pollinator.org/learning-center Role of Human Action in the Spread of Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Pathogens – by Robert Owen; Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 110, Issue 3, 1 June 2017, Pages 797–801, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tox075; Published: … Continue reading

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Help Contribute to the Beekeepers and Honeybees in Puerto Rico

Bee Informed Partnership support@beeinformed.org We are pleased to have Val Dolcini, the President and CEO of Pollinator Partnership as our guest blogger. As the US moves into winter with some beekeepers feeding heavily to make sure their bees have enough … Continue reading

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Winter-Blooming Plants Help Bees Survive the Season

Dean Fosdick,  Associated Press Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage.  Adding cluster of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment. … Continue reading

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Why Human Behavior is Hurting Honey Bees

An article from Entomology Today (www.entomologytoday.org) In the search for answers to the complex health problems and colony losses experienced by honey bees in recent years, it may be time for professionals and hobbyists in the beekeeping industry to look … Continue reading

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A letter to the editor, from Rachel Culotto

I am writing to pitch a stirring story about local beekeepers, Pamela Vosbein and Phil Villarubia of Bush, Louisiana. As you know, our honey bee population is declining, and they are so essential to our ecosystem. Honey bees are wonderful … Continue reading

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Photos from the 56th Annual LBA Convention

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Annual Convention contest winners

Congratulations to all of the contest winners at our 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention! 4-H Essay Contest Winners Sarah Hammonds (Bossier Parish) Moriah Jackson (Lincoln Parish) Anna Vandeven (Tensas Parish) Honey Contest Winners Mary Brasseaux Larry Kebodeaux Art Prell Honey-baked … Continue reading

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