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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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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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A year in the life of a beekeeper… November & December

November – December I’m down to monitoring and servicing my hives every two weeks in November. I’m already supplemental feeding all the hives with honey from my stockpile of unsold honey that have either crystalized, have a bad taste or … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

Bee Informed Partnership has posted several items worth viewing. If interested in contacting them you can visit their website or email them at: beeinformedteam@gmail.com] Some of the posts you might find interesting are as follows: ‘Bee Informed Partnership Technical Transfer … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

Kelley Beekeeping’s August 2017 Newsletter Issue: Kelley-Newsletter-August-2017.pdf Bee Informed Partnership posted ‘BIP National Loss Survey Comparison with NASS results’. You may view the latest post at: http://beeinformed.org/2017/08/22/bip-national-loss-survey-comparison-with-nass-results/ Bee Informed Partnership has posted a new item: ‘Lucky-hit Nectar in Creeping Charlie’.  … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper: Updated!

A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper – My personal view – (Updated with each new BBB) A monthly beekeeping task and management calendar of events While visiting a CENLA Beekeeper Club member in early February, he made a … Continue reading

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News You Can Use: Apiculture Pilot Insurance Program fact sheet

USDA, Risk Management Fact Sheet                                 July 2017 Apiculture Pilot Insurance Program Honey, Pollen Collection, Beeswax, Breeding Stock Apiculture The Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Apiculture Pilot Insurance Program (API) provides a safety net for beekeepers’ primary income sources – honey, pollen … Continue reading

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News you can use: Apiary Insurance – New Regulations Regarding Beekeeping.

USDA, NEWS RELEASE, No.: RMA-17-071. Contact: Sean Patrick (202) 720-0106 rma.media.requests@rma.usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 – Crop insurance for beekeeper operations has been expanded to include 19 additional states and now spans the entire 48 contiguous states. The U.S. Department … Continue reading

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