Oct 01

Bee Keepers Work to Revive Ohio’s Honey Bee Populaton

Ohio bee keepers are trying to restore the honey bee population around the state. WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg asked Terry Lieberman Smith, with the Ohio State Bee Keepers Association, why the number of bees has been dwindling. She says nobody has a definitive answer; but there are contributing reasons. Listen to the entire interview on WNKU!

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Sep 13

You Missed It?

You Missed the OSBA Fall Conference with guest speakers Sue Cobey and Michael Palmer?  Don’t miss out next year …..our guest speakers include Thomas Seeley !

   

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Jun 13

5 Frame Deep Nucs for Sale – Athens, Ohio

nucs  for sale limited no. of 5- frame deeps with 2014 ohio raised queens in them.$135.00 ea. also open mated s.e. ohio carniolan queens for sale.bred from very high quality stock.$30.00ea. all queens marked. cline apiaries-Athens oh. 740-797-0904

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Jun 04

Don’t Bee Too Hard On Yourself

You may have missed this year’s OSBA Conference….

So mark the date on your calendar– OCTOBER 31, 2015 so that you won’t lose out two years in a row!

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Jun 03

Ohio Honey Bee Industry Struggles After Long Winter

David Crawford examines a hive of his bees in Circleville, Ohio.(Photo: John Wernecke/Web Producer)

This past winter’s polar vortex did a number on agriculture. Crops and trees suffered damage. Hit hard were bees, which were already struggling with other problems. Some Ohio beekeepers lost nearly all of their stock, and the loss reaches far beyond the bee hive.

The United States has seen a shrinking bee population for years. And their keepers have a lot of theories as to why.

Read more here: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/06/03/ohio-honey-bee-industry-struggles-after-long-winter/

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The Answer to the OSBA Newsletter Page 5 Question:

Italian Stallion, Bee Beauty, Hive Queen, OS Bee A, Alex’s Brunet, and California Drone

 

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May 27

B&W Honey Cookie

B&W Honey Cookie
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ c. honey
  • 1 c. butter
  • ½ t. vanilla extract
  • 2½ c. flour
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (or dark chocolate) melted
Instructions
  1. Cream honey with butter and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to creamed honey mix.
  3. After it is incorporated, remove about ⅓ of the dough into another bowl. and stir in the melted chocolate.
  4. Line an 8 inch sqare with waxed paper. Press the vanilla mixture into the pan. Line an 8×4 bread pan with waxed paper. Press chocolate mixture into it.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Lift the vanilla dough out of the pan, using the waxed paper, onto a cutting board.
  7. Cut it in half.
  8. Place the chocolate layer on 1 of the vanilla pieces.
  9. Cover it with the 2nd piece of vanilla dough. Press gently.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 or more hours.
  11. Preheat oven to 375.
  12. Cut cookies into ⅛ in. thick slices. Then cut them in ½ crosswise.
  13. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, for about 8 minutes (slightly golden).
  14. Cool on cookie rack.

 

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May 17

ODA Looking into Possible Pesticide Kill

State officials are investigating a possible pesticide kill at Honey Run Farms in  Pickaway county, Ohio.  Lifetime OSBA member Isacc Barns discovered hundreds of foragers dieing in front of his hives shortly after corn was planted in an adjacent field.  Barns believe seed treatments containing neonicotinoids, which have been banned in Europe, may be to blame.   The state has taken samples for analysis but it could take months for results.

Read more at  www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/05/12/pickaway-county-bee-deaths.html

   

Learn more about bees and beekeeping at the OSBA Summer Conference,  June 7th, 2014

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May 17

Bread of Buttermilk and Honey

Bread of Buttermilk and Honey
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Nothing like a warm slice of freshly baked bread with just a bit of butter and honey….or just a bit of honey. Don’t worry, this is an easy, yeast-free bread.
Ingredients
  • 2 c. white flour
  • 1½ c. whole wheat flour (or use all white flour if you want a lighter colored loaf)
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 T oil
  • 1½ c. buttermilk or sour milk
  • ¼ c. HONEY
Instructions
  1. Grease the bottom of a loaf pan
  2. Mix together flours, salt and baking soda.
  3. Mix together the oil, buttermilk and honey. Warm slightly in a microwave so they will blend together.
  4. Add the warmed honey mix to the flour mix.
  5. Stir until well blended.
  6. Place dough in loafpan.
  7. Smooth top.
  8. Cover top with plastic wrap.
  9. Let it sit for 1 hour.
  10. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 375 for approx. 45 minutes.
  11. Let cool slightly and then remove from pan and finish cooling….if you can.

 

buttermilkSorry about the photo….crumbs were the only part left once we sliced it!

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May 10

Comforting Honey Banana Bread

Comforting Honey Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  • ⅓ c. vegetable oil
  • ½ c. HONEY
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. mashed bananas
  • 1¾ c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. nutmeg
  • 1 t. ginger
  • ¼ c. water (or milk or carbonated water)
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 325.
  2. Grease a 9×5 inch bread pan.
  3. Mix together flour, spices, baking soda.
  4. In a bow, beat together oil and honey.
  5. Add eggs.
  6. Mix in bananas and vanilla.
  7. Add flour mixture alternately with water.
  8. Pour into bread pan.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  10. Cool before serving.

 

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