|Annual Field Day at the Lab 2019|
23rd Annual Field Day
November 2, 2019
USDA Honey Bee Lab in Baton Rouge
Online registration will open on October 2, 2019 at labeekeepers.org.
2019 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. Check out the working agenda below for more details.
Research Leader Bob Danka showing beekeepers a Pol-line colony that has been bred at the lab for resistance to Varroa.
Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. with presentations and activities scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Beginner beekeepers split into small groups to receive hands on experience in a honey bee colony
Technician Sharon O'Brian demonstrating how to set up a Cell Builder colony to raise new honey bee queens.
Beekeepers socializing over good Cajun food.
Date(s) - nov 2, 2019
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
gates open at 9 a.m.
Dr. Frank Rinkevich or email@example.com) 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