The large carpenter bee belongs to the family Apidae (Xylocopa spp.). While a potentially destructive species, these bees are also effective pollinators.
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.
List of sources of supplies for beekeepers in Louisiana.
Announcement for May beekeeping meeting
Announcement for August beekeeping meeting
Announcement for beekeeping school.
Announcement for honey extraction event
This publication includes information on the identification and management of carpenter bees. (PDF format only)
Blueprints to help you build a beehive or honey extractor. (PDF format only)
PowerPoint on spring honey and pollen sources. Among those included: White Dutch Clover, Vetch, Verbenia, Wisteria, Mint, Willow, American Buckwheat Vine, Tallow, Magnolia, Orange Citrus, Passion Vine, Black or Honey Locust, Crimson Clover, Sweet Clover.
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)
Africanized honeybees were brought to Brazil in 1956 to improve local strains. In 1957, several colonies escaped. Once established in Brazil, the Africanized honeybees moved north up the east coast of South America and into Central America. During the next few years, they increased their northward expansion through central Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, reaching Southern California in 1994. (PDF format only)
This presentation discusses how farmers and beekeepers can cooperate to maintain both crop production and pollinator health.