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LBA 2017 Annual Convention featured speakers

The 2017 LBA Annual Meeting & Convention was held last month in Pineville, LA and featured a variety of educational presentations on topics of interest to both large and small-scale beekeepers. Other speakers included, Doug Roberts (Texas Beekeeping Insurance, Co.), … Continue reading

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Pollinator forage at risk – contact your legislators today!

The impact of pests, pathogens, pesticides, and poor forage upon our honey bees and native pollinators has honey bee health at the edge with one small change enough to crash the system of pollination service.  Southern states are vowing to … Continue reading

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HandyAndy Pollen Book

LBA local hobbyist beekeeper Andy Havard, aka HandyAndy, has begun putting together a collection of Louisiana blooming plants and their pollen. 2 versions are available – coffee table or research oriented. Copies of this ongoing endeavor may be purchased through … Continue reading

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Support the LBA when you shop online!

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association receives a .5% return on every purchase through the Amazon Smile program. Use this link to make all of your purchases count for the LBA! (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-0693019)

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Meet Brazil’s Beekeeping Donkey

Manuel Juraci Vieira needed a way to transport the honey he would collect from his beehives on his farm back to his home. His solution? His donkey, Boneco. Outfitted in his very own homemade beekeeping suit, Boneco tags alongside Vieira, … Continue reading

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Protected: News you can use… looking ahead

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Retail honey prices

The following information regarding honey prices comes from the USDA National Honey Report, Bee Culture Magazine and the Ebert Honey Company. * https://honey.com/honey-industry/statistics/retail-honey-price Retail Honey Prices Unit Honey Prices by Month – Retail Average retail price per pound across all … Continue reading

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November’s Ramblings of a Bee Bumbler, from your president

First off I would like to thank the USDA Honeybee Research Staff and Dr. Bob Danka long with the LBA board members and LBA members for another successful Annual Field Day. The attendance was just under 200 people that came … Continue reading

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What’s the buzz? from your newsletter editor

Well fall has finally arrived; the Baton Rouge Field Day had something like 200 participants, not counting the speakers and the Bee Lab personnel. I was called the day before the event to assist in speaking about varroa mite management. … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Issues Protect Pollinators Forever Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators with stamps depicting two of our continent’s most iconic, the monarch butterfly and the western honeybee, each shown industriously pollinating a variety of plants native to … Continue reading

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