LBA Conference Speakers Announced!

07/25/2022 1:08 PM | Kevin Langley (Administrator)

Only weeks before the 60th Annual Louisiana Beekeepers Association Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in centrally-located Alexandria, Louisiana! There is still time to register for the early-bird registration price of $75 if you sign up before August 1, after which the price will go to $100. Reserve your rooms soon with Code BEE to take advantage of the special discounted rate. The reserved room block will be void after August 11.

Special guest speakers include Dr. Juliana Rangel from Texas A&M University Honey Bee Lab, YouTube star, Bob Binnie from Georgia, Earl Hoffman from Strong Microbials, and Michelle Tubre from Louisiana, as well as updates from the USDA ARS Honey Bee Lab, NASS, LBA scholarship recipients, and our new State Apiarist, Mark Earl. A special slide presentation to commemorate LBA’s 60 years will be given by Jimmy Dunkley during Friday night’s banquet and will be followed by a live auction. Visit this link for a list of speakers, topics and times.

This year a meal option is being provided for Friday lunch ($12) in addition to the Friday night banquet ($25). Meals are separate from the registration charge. Details on how to select lunch and banquet options are provided on the website under the convention registration.

Last year’s Black Jar Honey Contest was so popular, we are going to host another similar contest. Entry rules may also be found on the website. Please consider bringing a jar of your honey and a $5.00 entry fee to drop off Friday morning at the registration table. Judging will occur on Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will also be conducting both live and silent auctions at the convention, so please consider bringing and donating items to be auctioned this year.

Do you have a business or know of a business that would like to advertise in our program, or be a vendor, or even a sponsor? Please visit the website to become a sponsor, vendor, or advertiser for this year’s convention.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Stacy Blomquist, at fsbuglady@gmail.com or (318)446-5054.

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