Upcoming events

    • 08/26/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08/27/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, 701 4th Street
    • 290
    Register

    LBA 60th Annual Conference

    RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

    The Louisiana Beekeepers Association will have their 60th Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown August 26-27.

    • Dr. Juliana Rangel from Texas A&M University and Bob Binnie with Blue Ridge Honey in Georgia will be our guest speakers for the Convention along with other exciting presenters.
    • Vendors with the latest technology and equipment will be present.
    • Black jar honey contest - bring a small jar of your honey and see how it compares in taste with others around the state!

    Booking your hotel room using the LBA hotel rate code: BEE   Use it when calling the reservation hotline 833-391-1476.

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, an IHG Hotel

    $109.00 Single Room

    $119.00 Single Room with Buffet Breakfast (6:30-9:00am)


    HOTEL DESCRIPTION

    A stay at Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, an IHG Hotel places you in the heart of Alexandria, within a 10-minute walk of Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center. This spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Alexandria Zoological Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Alexandria Mall.

    Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 168 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and iPod docking stations. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

    Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

    Dining Enjoy American cuisine at The Levee, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily from 6 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

    Business Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Alexandria? This hotel has facilities measuring 11800 square feet (1096 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).


    Attractions Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

    Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    Rapides Regional Medical Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Red River - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Alexandria Zoological Park - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
    Pineville Recreation Complex - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
    CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
    Dubuis Hospital of Alexandria - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
    Cabrini Hospital Alexandria - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
    Alexandria Mall - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi
    Rapides Parish Coliseum - 6.5 km / 4 mi
    Riverside Hospital - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
    Johnny Downs Sports Complex - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi
    OakWing Golf Club - 12.5 km / 7.8 mi
    Kisatchie National Forest - 17.2 km / 10.7 mi
    Jena Choctaw Pines Casino - 20.4 km / 12.7 m

    • 08/26/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08/27/2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, 701 4th Street
    • 298
    Register

    LBA Annual Conference

    RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

    Dear LBA Annual Convention Supporter,

    You are cordially invited to attend the 60th Annual Louisiana Beekeepers Association Convention on August 26 – 27, 2022, in Alexandria, Louisiana. This year’s convention will begin on Friday morning at 9 a.m. and conclude Saturday at 3 p.m. You are invited to set up any time after 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

    SPONSORS:

    We are offering three new levels of sponsorship which include advertising in the program, vendor tables, and complimentary banquet tickets. Sponsorship levels are as follows:

    • BRONZE - $250 – includes 1 table and ¼ page program advertisement
    • SILVER - $500 – includes 1 table, 1 banquet ticket ($25/value), and ¼ page program advertisement
    • GOLD - $1,000 – includes 2 tables, 2 banquet tickets, and ½ page program advertisement
    • PLATINUM > $1,000 – includes 2 tables, 2 banquet tickets, and full-page program advertisement

    VENDORS:

    The cost for vendors attending the LBA Annual Convention is as follows:

    • $50 for 1 table
    • $75 for 2 tables

    ADVERTISERS:

    Advertisements may also be purchased at the following rates:

    • $15 (2 1/8” x 1 3/4”) Business Card size
    • $25 (2 1/8” x 3 5/8”) Quarter page size
    • $50 (3 5/8” x 4 1/2”) Half page size
    • $100 (4 1/2” x 7 1/2”) Full page size

    You may upload your business or organization logo in the online registration.

     Please fill out the online registration form before August 4 

    Our Convention banquet will be held Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and will include a live auction.  The live auction proceeds go toward our LBA scholarship fund. To help us raise money for honey bee education, we are asking each vendor to please donate one item to be auctioned off during the banquet or if you choose, we also conduct a Silent Auction which concludes on Saturday afternoon. Donations to either or both of these auctions is deeply appreciated.

    If you have any questions regarding becoming a vendor or how to register online, please do not hesitate to call either Nola Ducote 337-794-9988 or Stacy Blomquist 318-446-5054.

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    The Louisiana Beekeepers Association will have their convention at the Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown.

    • Dr. Juliana Rangel from Texas A&M University and Bob Binnie  with Blue Ridge Honey in Georgia will be our guest speakers for the Convention along with other exciting presenters. 
    • Vendors with the latest technology and equipment will be present.
    • Black jar honey contest - bring a small jar of your honey and see how it compares in taste with others around the state! 

    Booking your hotel room using the LBA hotel rate code: BEE. Use this code when calling the reservation hotline 833-391-1476.

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, an IHG Hotel

    $109.00 Single Room

    $119.00 Single Room with Buffet Breakfast (6:30-9:00am)


    HOTEL DESCRIPTION

    A stay at Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, an IHG Hotel places you in the heart of Alexandria, within a 10-minute walk of Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center. This spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Alexandria Zoological Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Alexandria Mall.

    Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 168 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and iPod docking stations. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

    Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

    Dining Enjoy American cuisine at The Levee, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily from 6 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

    Business Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Alexandria? This hotel has facilities measuring 11800 square feet (1096 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).


    Attractions Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

    Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    Rapides Regional Medical Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Red River - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Alexandria Zoological Park - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
    Pineville Recreation Complex - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
    CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
    Dubuis Hospital of Alexandria - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
    Cabrini Hospital Alexandria - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
    Alexandria Mall - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi
    Rapides Parish Coliseum - 6.5 km / 4 mi
    Riverside Hospital - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
    Johnny Downs Sports Complex - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi
    OakWing Golf Club - 12.5 km / 7.8 mi
    Kisatchie National Forest - 17.2 km / 10.7 mi
    Jena Choctaw Pines Casino - 20.4 km / 12.7 m

    • 10/15/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane S, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    Register

      LBA and USDA-ARS   

    FALL FIELD DAY

    Saturday, October 15, 2022

    LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM

    4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809

    PLEASE NOTE THE REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN THE COMING MONTHS

    The Honey Bee Lab operates according to Federal guidelines and are at present not open to the public.  In order to ensure that this event will occur regardless of State Covid restrictions, the Lab has agreed to move the location to the Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane S, Baton Rouge, LA 70808,  ph.#225.765.2437.

    The Agenda will be very similar to past events, research and LBA talks in the morning, lunch included in the ticket price, and hands-on demonstrations in the hives for the afternoon.  

    Registration will be limited to 150 attendees to ensure Covid spacing if necessary.  Mask requirements will be according to State guidelines.  Ticket price also will include access to viewing Museum exhibits. 


    2022 Field Day information: (Bring your beekeeping gear!)

    The Field Day will include a series of talks in the morning from members of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association and the USDA-ARS staff about Louisiana beekeeping and research being conducted at the USDA-ARS lab. The afternoon features break-out sessions for beekeepers of all ranges of experience and plenty of opportunity for hands-on hive demonstrations.
    Bring your bee suit for one of the following:

    The beginning beekeeper course is directed to those who have little to no beekeeping experience. Topics will include basic bee biology as well as necessary beekeeping equipment and management techniques. A question and answer session precede a practical demonstration in honey bee colonies.


    The intermediate beekeeping course is focused on the beekeeper with a moderate amount of experience that is now ready to take it to the next level. Topics will include spring colony management, nutrition, and examining open colonies, followed by a final talk on treatment options for Varroa mites

    There will be a workshop for advanced beekeepers that focuses on selecting and rearing queens. 


    2022 Field Day Agenda will be similar to the previous year agenda and changes will be noted here as they are available.



    Directions https://www.lsu.edu/rurallife/visit/directions.php

    LSU Rural Life Museum 4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809

    After driving through the front gate at Essen Lane, continue driving 1.5 miles to the back of the property to get to the museum.  Parking is free and available in front of the museum.

    Driving East on I-10 towards New Orleans

    Exit 160/Essen Lane. Turn right onto Essen Lane, then at the first traffic signal turn right to enter the property of the LSU Burden Museum and Gardens. The LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens is located at the back of the property. Follow the road 1.5 miles to the museum.

    Driving West on I-10 towards Baton Rouge

    Exit 160/Essen Lane. Turn left onto Essen Lane at the traffic signal. Then go under the interstate overpass, at the second traffic signal turn right to enter the property at LSU Burden Museum and Gardens. The LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens is located at the back of the property. Follow the road 1.5 miles to the museum.

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