Ideas for Beekeeping Meetings

Ideas for Beekeeping Meetings – by Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent

One of the challenges of preparing for the monthly meetings of the SW Louisiana Beekeepers is presenting fresh, timely, relevant topics. SWLA Beeks has an advisory group to help with ideas for these meeting. This group has a mix of experienced and beginning beekeepers. After seven years of bee meetings, SWLA Beeks has covered these topics and wants to share these ideas with fellow beeks in Louisiana:

  • A Primer on Beekeeping and the Law, Mr. Erik Fain, Attorney & Beekeeper
  • A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper, Tim Haley, Cenla Beekeepers
  • Africanized Bees, Dr. Dennis Ring, LSU AgCenter
  • Apitherapy and Medicinal Benefits of Honey, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Australian Flow hive, Mr. Harvey Kieffer, Lake Area Beekeepers
  • Basic Beehive Set-up, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beekeepers
  • Bee Biology, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks & Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Bee Botany, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Bee Box Set-up: Langstroth & Top Bar Hive
  • Beehive Maintenance, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Beekeeping 101, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Beekeeping as a Sideline Business, Dr. Steve Payne, LBA
  • Beekeeping Basics, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Beekeeping Equipment, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Bee yard Field Trip, Hebert Honey Farm
  • Brood Box Management, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Building a Swarm Trap, David & Kenny McReynolds, SW LA Beekeepers
  • Club wide Equipment Order
  • Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
  • Common Mistakes of a Beginning Beekeeper & How to Avoid Them, Mr. James Laughlin, East Texas Beekeepers
  • Communications between Farmers & Beekeepers, LSU AgCenter slideshow
  • Construction of Top bar Hives
  • Fall Maintenance, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Feeding the Bees, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Gardening for Pollinators, Dr. Allen Owens LSU AgCenter
  • Getting Started in Beekeeping, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks & Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Handy Resources and References for Beeks, Keith Hawkins LSU AgCenter
  • Hive & Accessories for Beginners, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks & Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Hive Inspection, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Hive Pests, Dr. Dennis Ring, LSU AgCenter
  • Hive Products and Packaging, Paula Hebert, Hebert Honey Farm
  • Honey & Biscuits, Annual Honey Extraction at Hebert Honey Farm
  • Honey Bee Squares Game, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Honey Grading & Nutrition, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Horizontal Langstroth Hive, David & Kenny McReynolds, SW LA Beekeepers
  • How to Have a Safe Bee yard Visit, Dr. Dora Hatch, LSU AgCenter
  • How to Order Package Bees, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Income Taxes, Mr. Leonard Wilfert, CPA & Beekeeper
  • Inspection & Preparation for the Nectar Flow, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Louisiana Beekeeping Association, Mr. Jimmy Dunkley, LBA
  • Louisiana Honey Plants, LSU AgCenter Slideshow
  • Louisiana Pollinator Cooperative Conservation Program, Mr. Randy Fair, LBA
  • Louisiana State Rules & Regulations, Mr. Allen Fabre, State Apiarist, LDAF
  • Master Beekeeper Program, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Planning for Honey Bee Nuisance Calls & Emergencies, LSU AgCenter Slideshow
  • Processing Honey & Wax, Richard Paula Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Queen Night: Raising Queens & Requeening, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Raising Queen Bees, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Removing Bees from Walls and Structures
  • Splits and Swarming, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Splitting Hives, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Supering, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • Swarming and Capture, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks
  • The New Flow hive: Fad or For Real? Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Why Bees Abscond & How to Prevent Absconding, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks & Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Why Pollinators Matter, Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter
  • Winterizing, Richard Hebert, SW LA Beeks

If this article helped with your bee meetings, please contact Keith Hawkins, County Agent, 337-463-7006 or khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu . Also, feel free to share your ideas with Keith.

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