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Attention all Louisiana beekeepers who's annual gross honey sales are below twenty thousand dollars.
There is a Louisiana State law that you need to know about, R.S.40:4.9
Click here to read about it!

Great News!
Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law Friday, June 5, 2015 a bill that removes a labeling requirement for unpasteurized or unprocessed honey.
HB 79,
by Representative
Richard "Richie" Burford, exempts beekeepers from section D.(1) (2) (a) (b) of law R.S.40:4.9
Click here

Oxalic acid Dihydrate is registered in Louisiana (as of August 2015).  See attached label here.

DECEMBER 4th and 5th, 2015

Click here for the 2015 Agenda

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association (LBA) will hold their 54th annual convention on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn; 400 Mane Street, West Monroe, Louisiana 71292. Please make your reservations by calling 318-398-0653.

Please join us for the latest research information from the USDA/ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Laboratory. Also, some of the speakers are Chris Hiatt, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers, Randy Oliver, with, Dr. David Tarpy, Professor of Entomology and the Extension Apiculturist at North Carolina State University. There will be something for everyone from the small scale beekeeper to the lifetime beekeeper as well as the commercial beekeeper, so please join us in West Monroe. Click here for promo information.

Pre-registration has ended, but we welcome all walk-ins. Entrance fee at the door is $30.00 for singles and $40.00 for families. To save time at the door, Click here to print out a walk-in application.

The LBA will also be hosting three different contest categories, Honey Contest, Honey Baked Goods Contest and one fairly new Donated Brood Box Art Contest. To participate with one or all  for the rules of entry, click here. Also listed with the rules of entry, you will find information about items needed for our live and silent auctions. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

The Articles of Incorporation of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association have not been changed
since 1933. The articles are being amended to reflect today’s purpose of the association.
These changes will be voted on at the annual membership meeting. The meeting will be held
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Hilton Board Room. All members are requested to attend.

Below is a list of the vendors that will be attending this convention. Some of them are taking orders and will bring the items to the convention to save you on shipping. Not all of them will be driving in, some are flying. Call to see which ones are participating with delivery. Please support these vendors, they help to make a successful convention.

Vendor Contact List for LBA Conventions

Apiary Beekeeping Supplies, Inc.
207 Fairview Rd.
Crossett, AR 71635
870-500-4733 cell
c/o Susan Crihfield

Walter Kelly
807 West Main St.
Clarkson, KY 42726
c/o Mary Glenn

PO Box 146
Paris, TX 75406
c/o Kasey Cole


Oxavao LLC (oxalic acid vaporizers)
c/o Larry Welle

Mann Lake
501 1st South
Hackensack, MN 56452
218-675-6688, 800-880-7694

c/o Stuart Volby

Southwest Arkansas Beekeeping Supplies
PO Box 330
Fulton, AR 71838
870-896-2200, 870-826-4103
c/o James Lam

J&M Industries Inc. (honey containers/ jars)
300 Ponchatoula Pkwy.
Ponchatoula, La 70454
985-386-6000 business
601-810-0061 cell

Kenny Blanchard


Please contact Joe Sanroma at 318-308-5000 or Amy Weeks 318-325-6614 for additional information.

American Bee In order to legally keep honey bees in Louisiana there are few simple requirements. The information here is not to discourage anyone from keeping bees, but rather to encourage you to become a registered beekeeper in Louisiana. It is a simple process and the Louisiana Beekeepers Association (LBA) encourages and will support anyone who wants to become a registered Louisiana beekeeper! For a brief walk though of the process you can contact any Board Member, or visit the "Local Clubs" page and see if there is club near you. Also, please support those who support the LBA, click here for their advertisement.

1. Check with you local city ordinance before acquiring any honey bees. In just a few areas in the state it is not legal to have bees. If it is not legal in your area get with a friend who lives in an area where it is legal. People do this all the time and still enjoy their bees.

2. You must register your bees with the Department of Agriculture & Forestry. This is not complicated  Click here to view a printable form, fill it out, then mail it to: Horticulture & Quarantine Programs. P.O. Box 91081, Baton Rouge, La 70821-9081


Mosquito Control: It is very important you register each location you will be keeping your bees with your local Mosquito Control District. Click here to locate your local office. Please do not ignore this advice! The LBA is working very close with the Mosquito Control Association to avoid any unnecessary bee kills from the application of insecticides either by truck or by air.

 Save The Honey Bee

Louisiana, Get Yours Today

You Can Help Save The Honey Bee!
The "Save The Honey Bee" License Plate is Now Available for all Louisiana Residents!
To Purchase, just follow the instructions below.

The cost is $25.00 (royalty fee) per year plus all applicable fees that would normally apply to any Louisiana plate. In addition, the first year there is a onetime handling fee of $8.00 and an administration fee of $3.50. Remember, when you purchase this plate it is a two year plate, so the cost will be $50.00. You should get some credit for time left on your old plate, but don't expect to much. Please note that if you are replacing a four year plate you will only get credit for a portion of a two year plate.

The royalty fees will be used solely for financial aid for graduate students working on applied honey bee research projects at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Laboratory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

To order your "Save the Honey Bee" license plate, follow the instructions below.

1. DMV/License Plate/SaveTheHoneyBee

2. Type in your existing license plate number then press submit, you will go to a new page.   

3. At the top of this page you will see the different types of plates. Choose "Special Interests" and scroll down through the list to "Save the Honey Bee" click on it. The cost of the plate showing that it is good for two years will pop up.

4. In the lower left side of this page press the link "Ordering Details", you will go to a new page.

5. In the lower left side of this page press the link "Order Form", you will go to a new page.

6. Print the form, fill it out, include your check or money order, a copy of your current registration and proof of insurance. Mail it in.

7. If for some reason you cannot complete the process online, you will see a contact number on their website. Call them and they will walk you through the process