A beekeeper asked about testing honey for pesticides, and the Beehive Buzz describes how to check for pesticides in honey.
A new hive pest was discovered in a southeastern state, and this blog discusses the yellow legged hornet and its possible impact to beekeeping.
A beekeeper wanted information to start a beekeeping business and asked for information. This blog provides information on obtaining a state business license.
BHB looks at how the drought of 2023 is affecting beekeeping.
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Beehive Buzz looks at a special nectar plant, manuka, as nectar source for medicinal honey.
A beekeeper asked about summer blooming plants for honeybees. This blog lists native plants with summer flowers.
A beekeeper asked about the safety of using a popular herbicide near honeybee hives.
RSFF looks at insect, both harmful and beneficial, including a couple of native bees.
This edition of Beehive Buzz shares information about insurance for beekeepers.
This article discusses some programs to help beekeepers with the expenses of having & maintaining apiaries.
Ancient peoples have used honey for medical purposes. Modern medicine uses a special grade of honey for treating wounds.
Here is an article for beekeepers regarding honeybees and how they address queen distress.
Beehive Buzz looks at several predatory insects including the cicada killer wasp, a robber fly and a long-legged assassin bug.
Many beekeepers know that honey is harmful to infants less than 12 months old, but they are unusually unaware of the reason.
This version of BHB looks at bees in the news around the world from bee behavior to varroa control to environmental concerns to bee nutrition.
This week’s RSFF looks at four flying insects including: horse guards, long-horned bee, leaf-cutting bee and bumblebee.
This version of BHB looks at the Slovenian hive from the inside.
This article updates an earlier story about the Slovenian bee hive.
Some pharmaceutical firms are promoting hemp propolis on the market, but there is little unbiased research about this product.
The season to trap honey bees swarms seems to be starting earlier than usual. This Beehive Buzz shares the early successes of an experienced beekeeper in 2022.
Shortly after the USDA approved a plan for Louisiana to produce industrial hemp, some beekeepers asked me to research the possible effect on honeybees.
An aspiring beekeeper asked a basic question about a “hive nucleus” and two other sources of bees for new beekeepers.
An aspiring beekeeper asked for information to help her travel on the path to keeping honey bees and some resources for beekeepers.
List of sources of supplies for beekeepers in Louisiana.
Step by step guide for testing honey bees for Varroa mite using the non-destructive powdered sugar roll.
Advertisement for Louisiana hobbyist beekeeper survey.
This article lists ways property owners can find beekeepers to remove bees from structures.
Article provides ideas for future beekeeping meetings based on the last 7 years of the SW LA Beekeepers.
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
Announcement for May beekeeping meeting
Announcement for beekeeping school.
Announcement for honey extraction event
Blueprints to help you build a beehive or honey extractor. (PDF format only)
Provides Honeybee informatiom in Louisiana. Includes honey prices, pest control, bee hive registration information as well as information on swarms and removal of bees.
The winners of the 2006 honey competition competed in three categories: Light Honey, Amber Honey and Dark Honey. Due to the reduced number of entries, the competition will be discontinued at the state fair. The competition will be moved to the state beekeepers meeting if enough requests are made for it to continue.
Volume 72 provides information on the African honeybee movement into Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry district offices, The state beekeepers' meeting, the October field day at the USDA Bee Breeding and Physiology Laboratory and the State Fair honey competition.
Information about studies on CCD.
This publication is intended to help local and municipal governments address potential concerns or problems between the public and beekeepers. (PDF Format Only)
If a honey bee swarm or colony is located in area well traveled by the public, it would be in the best interest of the city or agency to have the bees removed as soon as possible. This document provides information local officials can use to plan and prepare.
Volume 73 is a special edition dealing with mosquito spraying and support for beekeepers who lost hives to the hurricanes.
It has been an on again-off again honeybee season, and the weather has not really cooperated for the bees -- first, too dry and too hot; now too wet in some areas for the bees to work efficiently.
The process of removing honeybees from walls in a house is complex. Most people think they only have to spray and kill the bees. This would be effective if they were yellow jackets or hornets or even bumblebees. Honeybees, however,require a more demanding process. (PDF format only)
This presentation discusses how farmers and beekeepers can cooperate to maintain both crop production and pollinator health.