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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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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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Spring field day registration opens tomorrow!

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce the first LBA Spring Field Day will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette’s Cade Farm (1234 W. J. Bernard Rd., St. Martinville, LA 70582). Registration opens March … Continue reading

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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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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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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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