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CORRECTION: Pre-registration for field day begins September 15

Preregistration for our upcoming field day will open on September 15. Thank you for your patience as we work to make this year’s field day the best yet and your registration process as easy as possible.

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From your newsletter editor

As of May 20, 2018 I’m not too impressed with the nectar harvesting being carried out by my bees.  It looked to be a good year back in March but with April I had my doubts.  Lots of swarm captures … Continue reading

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

Spring rains have brought the spring flowers and the flow is on. Summer is fast approaching, and the Tallow flow is next in line. Swarms have been hived. Colonies have been split. Queens have been raised and introduced to their … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

1996 SARE/USDA mite elimination study for 1 year in Vermont confirms temperature will work with no harm to our bees read and enjoy. https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/lne96-066/ An article about preserving bees [Bees infest a Monroe daycare] – Of note, the two beekeepers … Continue reading

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Oxalic Acid Field Day and the CENLA Beekeeping Club Q&A

I missed the last club meeting this May but I did hear from some of the members the following: Question #1:  “How long should we keep the oxalic acid-treated towels in the hive.” Answer #1:  From my notes of the … Continue reading

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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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