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Ohio…beekeeping at its best!

Check out the “NEW” OSBA Live Webinar Training web page (LIVE WEBINAR TRAININGZoom webinars are the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.  All events are FREE to attend. You’re welcome to register at http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/events/  Scroll down to the event you would like to attend, reserve 1 spot and click confirm RSVP. An email with the Zoom link will be sent 2 hours before the beginning of the event. The next webinar will be Sunday, July 12 at 7:00pm EST.


Turn your property from a food desert into a food oasis for pollinators.  Ohio State Beekeepers Association has partnered with Ohio Prairie Nursery to help you make an easy choice.


The Ohio State Beekeepers Association’s “A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Programis (currently unavailable) on-line and on DVD. The program consists of 34 videos and several power point presentations presented by Dr. Jim Tew and John Grafton. Topics include assembling hive equipment, installing packages, inspecting hives and much, much more.



Synonymous with names like Langstroth, Root and Taber, Ohio is steeped in the rich tradition of beekeeping. From our Queen Rearing Project to our support of local beekeeping, the Ohio State Beekeepers’ Association strives to serve Ohio beekeepers and beekeeping in general.


A note on contacting OSBA: When emailing questions or concerns, the best way to get quick and accurate answers is to email the correct person. We’ve set up a contacts page to help you do just this. So before you email, please check this page and choose the most appropriate contact for your question.


We invite you to learn more about OSBA and what membership has to offer…

New Live Webinar Training Web Page

The new web page for the Live Webinar Training series is now posted with directions, future speakers, and pre-recorded speakers/presentation links for YouTube. Click this link OSBA LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING 

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COVID19 – Beekeeping Events and Meetings Cancelled

This week the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio. Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at more »

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OSBA welcomes Newsletter Editor Jamie Walters

OSBA has announced that the OSBA Maumee Valley Director Jamie Walters is the Newsletter Editor for 2020.  Jamie brings an amazing amount of skill and insight to this position and you may have already noticed a new look for the newsletter in 2020.  If you have any news, events or photos you wish to submit more »

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USDA Announces Updates for Honeybee Producers

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements. ELAP was previously more »

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Spring 2020 overwintered nucs

Baldridge Farms  is now taking orders for Spring 2020 overwintered nucs.  All nucs are 5 frame mediums with overwintered Northern adapted queens, Buckfast and Latshaw lines.  Nucs will be available for pick-up late May.  Price is $140 each in cardboard nuc boxes, very limited quantities available.    419-303-5334

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4-H Partnership Program Deadline is Nov 2, 2019

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Ohio 4-H Partnership Program. We realize that success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the work of the student and money alone, but by the effort of the partnership. Thus, the Ohio 4-H Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4-H Ohio adviser, more »

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OSBA Fall Conference, November 2

Registration Closed! Walk-in Registration Welcome at the OSBA Fall Conference 2019

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Comb Honey Equipment

8 boxes new thin foundation for comb honey 1,000 split-section boxes for comb honey 80 comb honey supers asking $650 Call Tony 937-667-1420

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2019 – 5 Frame Medium Nucs. $130

5 Frame Medium Nucs.  $130ea Quantities are limited.   A few overwintered nucs are available for a late April pickup.   New 2019 nucs tentatively available late May. Honey Run Apiaries Delphos, Ohio  419-371-1742 tarheit@watchtv.net

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