LBA and USDA-ARS
FALL FIELD DAY
Saturday, November 6, 2021
LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM
4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809
PLEASE NOTE THE REGISTRATION, DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE
The Honey Bee Lab operates according to Federal guidelines and are at present not open to the public. In order to ensure that this event will occur regardless of State Covid restrictions, the Lab has agreed to move the location to the Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane S, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, ph.#225.765.2437.
The Agenda will be very similar to past events, research and LBA talks in the morning, lunch included in the ticket price, and hands-on demonstrations in the hives for the afternoon.
Registration will be limited to 150 attendees to ensure Covid spacing if necessary. Mask requirements will be according to State guidelines. Ticket price also will include access to viewing Museum exhibits.
2021 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.
LSU Rural Life Museum 4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809
After driving through the front gate at Essen Lane, continue driving 1.5 miles to the back of the property to get to the museum. Parking is free and available in front of the museum.
Driving East on I-10 towards New Orleans
Exit 160/Essen Lane. Turn right onto Essen Lane, then at the first traffic signal turn right to enter the property of the LSU Burden Museum and Gardens. The LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens is located at the back of the property. Follow the road 1.5 miles to the museum.
Driving West on I-10 towards Baton Rouge
Exit 160/Essen Lane. Turn left onto Essen Lane at the traffic signal. Then go under the interstate overpass, at the second traffic signal turn right to enter the property at LSU Burden Museum and Gardens. The LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens is located at the back of the property. Follow the road 1.5 miles to the museum.