Jan 24

4H Partnership Program 2015

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce the 4-H Partnership Program for 2015!

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 4-H Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4H adviser, local association and mentor.

5 Scholarships of $500 are available to help offset the costs of beekeeping equipment , classes and bees.   Scholarship recipients will also receive free membership to OSBA, training, and the attendance to the OSBA Fall Convention.

See http://www.OhioStateBeekeepers.org/4H  for application forms and additional information, or contact the OSBA 4-H Partnership Program at or call 567-703-6722.   Applications are due by February 28, 2015.

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Jan 17

2015 Package Bees, Pickup in Lima, Cincinnati, Fremont and Tipp City

#3 package with Italian queen $94 prepaid.

Pickup dates April 1st, 15, 22nd and May 6th.

 

See  http://www.olddrone.net for order forms and more information.

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Dec 05

Support H.B. 474 – Save the Honey Bee License Plate-Action needed by Dec. 8th

The Save the Honey Bee License Plate is one step closer to becoming a reality.   On Tuesday, December 9th, HB 474 will be presented to the transportation committee of the Ohio Senate.   This is the next step towards it becoming law making the license plate available.    But we need your help!   Please use the link below to write your senator and Senator Manning, the chair of the transportation committee, to show your support for the license plate.


Show your support for H.B. 474, the Save the Honey Bee License Plate bill.  State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) announced on March 18th, 2014 the introduction of House Bill 474, legislation designed to support Ohio’s beekeepers through the creation of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association license plate fund.    H.B. 474 creates the “Save The Honey Bee” license plate.  This license plate will bring the honeybee plight to the forefront of public awareness, promote beekeeping, provide educational information about beekeeping, and support state and local beekeeping programs and research.

Show your support of H.B.474 and send an email to your State Senator.  Action is needed by Dec. 8th!

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Thank you for your support,

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

and, Pollinator Stewardship Council

For the text of the bill go to http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_474

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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

Need a Some Mentoring?

Listen in to our podcasts.  Interviews with experienced beekeepers on season topics that will help you become a better beekeeping. Click here to listen to our first of three Winter Beekeeping Podcasts

 

 

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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

Listen and Learn

LogoOur podcasts are easy on the ears,

and helpful to your beekeeping!

Take a listen

 

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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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