2023 Fall Field Day at USDA ARS Bee Lab

09/25/2023 9:28 AM | Kevin Langley (Administrator)

Register now to hear presentations from experts right here in our state at our world-class bee lab in Baton Rouge.  For close to 100 years, the bee lab has been providing helpful and practical information for beekeepers.  Don't miss this opportunity to gather information first-hand from these researchers during this year's Fall Field Day.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

USDA ARS Honey Bee Lab

1157 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, LA. 70808

Varroa mites can cause massive colony losses; they are the single largest problem facing beekeepers since they spread to the United States from Southeast Asia in 1987.  While miticides used to control Varroa exist, resistance is developing to some of them.

“We would like to replace reliance on chemical controls with honey bees...that have high mite resistance of their own and perform well, including high honey production...” said Frank Rinkevich, Research Entomologist.

Learn the latest  from the best experts in the world, the USDA ARS researchers and LBA beekeepers in the morning, lunch included in the ticket price, and hands-on demonstrations in the hives for the afternoon with the researchers and our LBA commercial beekeepers.  

2023 Field Day information: (Bring your beekeeping gear!)

REGISTER HERE: https://www.labeekeepers.org/event-5181528

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