|History at the Lab|
The Baton Rouge Bee Laboratory
--- The first 25 years ---
U.S. Bee Culture Laboratory Established in the South
American Bee Journal, 1928
"A new bee culture field station known as the Southern States Bee Culture Field Laboratory, has been established by the United States Department of Agriculture at Baton Rouge, LA. Special funds for this purpose were appropriated by Congress .....
Plans for the future work of the laboratory are now being made, and one of the first matters to be considered is the advisability of having United States Standards for package bees and queens. Scientific breeding probably will constitute one of the major problems to be taken up by the laboratory. Studies pertaining to honey production in the southern states will likewise be given careful attention."
Audubon Hall Apiary - 1929
RESEARCH: 1920's - 1930's
RESEARCH: 1940's - 1950's
Laboratory researchers - 1936
E. Oertel, S. E. McGregor, W. Whitcomb, O. Mackensen, W. C. Roberts