Welcome to the Backyard Beekeeping Page of the LSU AgCenter’s Central Region. Below you will find information for hobby beekeepers in the Central Region of Louisiana including links to our specialists of the LSU AgCenter. Additionally, you will find links to other AgCenter programs supporting the horticultural professional.
Mosquito control is an important health protection program for some local governments. However, mosquito control poses risks for honeybees.
Here is a blog about a different beehive design, the Slovenian beehive. This style of hive entails less lifting of bee equipment.
Beehive Buzz describes the basic information needed for labeling a jar of honey.
The Honey Narrative summarizes apiary production in 2021 and is part of the 2020 LA Ag Summary.
A forester saw an unusual insect on one of his landscape trees. So far, there is no conclusive ID so feel free to help find out what this mysterious green bee
An anonymous Facebook writer disparages honeybees and the Beehive Buzz defends the European honeybee.
The version of Beehive Buzz talks about queen replacement due to poor honey production.
This version of Beehive Buzz can help beekeepers and homeowners with treating fire ants near beehives and in the landscape in general.
Beehive Buzz discusses the addition of Russian queen bees to a beeyard and helps with referrals to beekeepers who specialize in the Russian breed of honeybees.
This version of Beehive Buzz shares information for both homeowners and beekeepers regarding the humane removal of honeybees from home and other structures.
Many of us in Louisiana will remember August 27, 2020 as a day of infamy because Laura made landfall as a category 4 hurricane.
The LSU AgCenter has a system of seventeen research stations across Louisiana to support the state’s agricultural producers.
This version of Bee Hive Buzz looks at why a hive may be failing and possible means of recovery.
An aspiring beekeeper asks questions about how heat & beekeeping, the Australian Flow Hive and online beekeeping classes.
An inexperienced beekeeper asks for assistance after observing a failing hive, and an experienced beekeeper shares some observations and possible solutions.