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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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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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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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