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10.18.2011

More from the 15th Annual Field Day at the USDA Baton Rouge Honey Bee Lab

Honeybees in flight

Delicious Honey Drops on Bee gloves

The  Smoker- a beekeepers essential tool
bees buzzing a beekeeper's glove
Louisiana Honeybees

Wonderfully designed Hive stands

Bee hives in place
Bees in the field on stands
More bees in the field
a group learning about bees 
another view  of a bee field 
bees on the wax
Marked Queen Bee on brood comb
Working the hives
Side view of the frame
Newly re-marked Queen- She is so  tiny!!!
Front view of the hive
Honeycomb on plastic frames

Brood comb
Lecture on Essentials


How to light a smoker


Hive beetle basics

Amazing and incredibly informative lecture by D.  Pollet
on plants for bees in Louisiana and their distribution statewide.
I bought his book.  If you keep bees in Louisiana, you should buy it too!

15th Annual Field Day at the USDA Baton Rouge Honey Bee Lab

Hive stands in the field
Learning science behind the practices
Lessons on hive beetles
Lots of great lectures
nice crowd size and plenty of room