Upcoming events

    • 11/06/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane S, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

      LBA and USDA-ARS   


    Saturday, November 6, 2021


    4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809


    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. 

    Directions https://www.lsu.edu/rurallife/visit/directions.php

    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.

    • 12/03/2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 12/04/2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge


    AHPA-LBA Conference & Trade Show, December 1-3

    LBA Annual Conference, December 3-4

    Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge

    The American Honey Producers Association and the Louisiana Beekeepers Association will have their joint convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

    This is one of the finest beekeeping conference and trade shows in the country.  Exciting speakers with up to date information and research at the conference and the latest technology and supplies at the trade show. We also have an off site activity, banquet and auction, and much more!

    Check out the AHPA website here for their convention agenda details as they are released. 

    Schedule of Events Subject to Change

    Hotel Information

    Crowne Plaza Executive Center,  4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA. 70808

    Use code "HON" to reserve your room at a discounted rate of $115/night +tax. ph. 225-925-2244

    Located in the heart of Baton Rouge just minutes from Louisiana State University, the Crowne Plaza Executive Center is Baton Rouge’s preferred hotel for meetings and events. Featuring the city's finest accommodations, vast meeting and event space, and flavorful Louisiana-influenced cuisine, our hotel in Baton Rouge is fueled by a special brand of Southern charm. We aim to delight our guests at every turn.

    Each of our guest rooms and suites is a restful retreat just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge and

    Louisiana State University, and an easy one-hour drive from New Orleans and Lafayette. Attractively furnished in warm neutrals, our accommodations offer all the essentials for a comfortable stay, including free WiFi, premium bedding, and spacious bathrooms featuring natural stone. Our Executive Level accommodations offer access to the Concierge Club Lounge, where guests enjoy continental breakfast and late afternoon cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

    Airport Shuttle is available for a fee.

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