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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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Support the LBA when you shop online!

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association receives a .5% return on every purchase through the Amazon Smile program. Use this link to make all of your purchases count for the LBA! (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-0693019)

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Meet Brazil’s Beekeeping Donkey

Manuel Juraci Vieira needed a way to transport the honey he would collect from his beehives on his farm back to his home. His solution? His donkey, Boneco. Outfitted in his very own homemade beekeeping suit, Boneco tags alongside Vieira, … Continue reading

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What’s the buzz? from your newsletter editor

Well fall has finally arrived; the Baton Rouge Field Day had something like 200 participants, not counting the speakers and the Bee Lab personnel. I was called the day before the event to assist in speaking about varroa mite management. … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Convention – Register today!

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association invites you to attend our upcoming 56th Annual Convention, which begins on Thursday afternoon, November 30th, with a special welcome social hour that evening geared toward commercial beekeepers sponsored by Mann Lake. Please join us in Pineville … Continue reading

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