Sep 13

Start Your 2015 Beekeeping Season Now!

Bee Smart– Plan Ahead

Start Your 2015 Beekeeping Season with our exciting Nov 1, 2014 OSBA Fall Conference   Build all of the equipment that you will need for your 2015 season during the winter!  Buy your equipment at the Nov 1 Conference. Vendors include:  BEEpothecary, Blue Sky Bee Supply, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Dadant & Sons, Mann Lake, Mel Disselkoen, Modern Beekeeping, Reid’s Apiary & Beep-tique, and Simpson’s Bee Supply.

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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

Registration Now Open for the Nov 1 Fall Conference

Reserve your Spot Now!

Saturday, November 1st at the Tolles Career and Conference Center in centrally located Plain City, OH

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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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May 05

Honey Herb Turkey Roast

Honey Herb Turkey Roast
 
Honey, Boneless Turkey Breast and some delicious herbs and spices– Delicious, Nutritious, and makes great left-overs
Ingredients
  • 1 boneless turkey breast roast, 3#, thawed
  • ½ c. HONEY
  • 1 t. smoked paprika
  • 1 t. paprika
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. chipoltle chili powder
  • ½ t. dried thyme
  • ½ t. dried rosemary, crushed
  • ½ c. orange juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Remove all netting from turkey breast. Throw out that nasty “gravy” packet. Pat dry the turkey with paper towels.
  3. Mix together all the remaining ingredients except orange juice.
  4. Place the roast, skin side up, on a baking rack in a roasting pan.
  5. Lift skin up so that you can spread ½ of the honey mixture directly on the turkey.
  6. Place the skin back on the turkey, and coat it with the remaining honey mix.
  7. Pour orange juice into pan.
  8. Place in the pre-heated oven.
  9. Baste occasionally.
  10. Roast until it is golden brown, and meat thermometer reads 170.
  11. Remove from oven, wrap in foil for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

 

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