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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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What’s the buzz? from your newsletter editor

For this beekeeper, your BBB editor, the 2017 summer honey flow has been rather lackluster. As mentioned in the last BBB, “CENLA had rains every week and I’m sure there were some low areas that flooded.”  Since June, the weekly … Continue reading

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We want to hear from you!

The LBA is your organization and the Board is here to serve you. If you have suggestions for us to make the organization better or ways to better serve our members, please feel free to contact us. Also, there are … Continue reading

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Louisiana State Fair Honey Competition

The State Fair of Louisiana is coming and it is time to get your honey ready for the Honey Competition. This year has been filled with ups and downs with the bees. Some areas had too much rain while others … Continue reading

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

Well Cuba is behind me and so is El Salvador. Both trips were exciting to say the least and very informative. While the Cuban visit to a honey processing facility was cancelled I did get to see a hive of … Continue reading

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