Upcoming Louisiana Beekeepers Association Spring Field Day

Ever thought about the hobby of beekeeping or just having a bee hive or two in your backyard to provide for your own honey needs?  The Louisiana Beekeepers Association’s Spring Field Day will be held this year in Monroe on Saturday, April 27 (9am -3pm) at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  The focus of this event is providing basic information about honey bees and beekeeping to those who might be interested.   

Tentative Sessions:  * Beekeeping: Where to start, apiary setup, and equipment needs  * Honey bee biology: Behavior, morphology, and anatomy; Beekeeping throughout the year and pollinator habitat; Catching and keeping swarms;  Making hive splits and structural removal basics; Equipment cleanup and wax rendering; Concluding Q&A session with veteran beekeepers

Live Hive Inspections will be offered in morning and afternoon and include topics/demonstrations on How to read a frame and find the queen, Varroa mite sampling, Pest treatment options, Building a healthy hive and monitoring for pests and diseases

A catered lunch is also included with registration.Fees:$30 ind./$40 couple LBA nonmember ; $25 ind/$30 couple LBA member(s);$15 ind. (cost of lunch) for those currently enrolled in bee school classes offered by local clubsThere are limited slots for attendees due to the size of rooms at BBLNWR, so please register online from April 8-19 atwww.labeekeepers.org.The LBA Event Coordinator to contact for questions and more information is LBA Vice President, Jennifer Brown at (601) 493-3447 orashland6400@me.com