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As of May 20, 2018 I’m not too impressed with the nectar harvesting being carried out by my bees.  It looked to be a good year back in March but with April I had my doubts.  Lots of swarm captures … Continue reading

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

Spring rains have brought the spring flowers and the flow is on. Summer is fast approaching, and the Tallow flow is next in line. Swarms have been hived. Colonies have been split. Queens have been raised and introduced to their … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

1996 SARE/USDA mite elimination study for 1 year in Vermont confirms temperature will work with no harm to our bees read and enjoy. https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/lne96-066/ An article about preserving bees [Bees infest a Monroe daycare] – Of note, the two beekeepers … Continue reading

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Oxalic Acid Field Day and the CENLA Beekeeping Club Q&A

I missed the last club meeting this May but I did hear from some of the members the following: Question #1:  “How long should we keep the oxalic acid-treated towels in the hive.” Answer #1:  From my notes of the … Continue reading

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Commercial Business Ads Information

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association would like to thank all of our sponsors for their business advertisements. We encourage our membership and visitors to our web site to consider the fine products and/or services they offer when selecting a vendor to … Continue reading

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Internet Sites You Might Find Useful

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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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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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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