Bring your beekeeping gear!
23rd ANNUAL FIELD DAY AT THE USDA HONEY BEE LAB IN BATON ROUGE- November 2, 2019 (RAIN OUT DATE NOV. 9TH)
Date(s) - nov 2, 2019
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
gates open at 9 a.m.
Dr. Frank Rinkevich (225-276-3998 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Sanroma (318-346-2805).
For questions regarding online registration, Jennifer Brown (601-493-3447).
The USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
1157 Ben Hur Rd, Baton Rouge LA, 70820
(about two miles south of the LSU football stadium)
Pre-Registration $35 or $40 at the door- includes a catered lunch, children 12 and under $15
2019 Field Day T-Shirts may be purchased through this link . T-SHIRT SALES AFTER OCTOBER 12TH ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO ARRIVE BEFORE FIELD DAY.
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 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 precedes 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. Check out the working agenda below for more details.
To see this years proposed agenda, click here.