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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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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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