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Heart of Ohio Region

Beekeeping in Central Ohio


Heart of Ohio Region

Counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow


Beekeeping Organizations in the Heart Of Ohio Region:

Association Name Region Contact
Central Ohio Beekeepers Association Heart of Ohio www.centralohiobeekeepers.org
East Central Ohio Beekeepers Association Heart of Ohio www.e-coba.org
Knox County Beekeepers Association Heart of Ohio www.knoxbees.com
Morrow County Area Honey Bee Association Heart of Ohio www.facebook.com/pages/Morrow-County-Beekeepers-Association/399671692424
Scioto Valley Beekeepers Heart of Ohio www.sciotovalleybeekeepers.com
Urban Beekeepers of Central Ohio Heart of Ohio www.facebook.com/groups/629509607177176


OSBA Mission Statement

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association serves beekeepers in Ohio and is associated with other organizations who have an interest in beekeeping.

  • Provide our membership with current beekeeping information and represent them when beekeeping issues arise in Columbus and at the Department of Agriculture.
  • Provide our membership with a quarterly newsletter.
  • Provide our members with OSBA discounts to major beekeeping magazines.
  • Provide a yearly Fall educational meeting.
  • Support other beekeeping organizations in the state of Ohio by providing speakers, and publishing information about their activities in our newsletter.
  • Support the 4-H project in Ohio.  Any 4-H member working on a beekeeping project can get on our mailing list for our newsletter.  Some OSBA members also serve as mentors to these young people.
  • Support our Ohio State University bee programs — research and extension.
  • Join OSBA Now!

You can help – Plant a Bee Friendly Garden

  • Sweetly aromatic or have a minty fragrance – herbs such as borage, basil, oregano, thyme, or sage.
  • Open in daytime – Bees return home at sundown.
  • Seasonality of plants – Have something growing thought the gardening season.
  • Water Sources – Bees need something on which to land – stones in a birdbath or rocks in a pie plate filled with water.
  • Reduce your pesticide usage.  Apply in the evenings, when bees aren’t flying.  Chemicals will have time to dry.  Go chemical-free!
  • Create more micro-habitats in your backyard – multi-cropping or garden areas reserved for insect forage … cover cropping allows extra forage and enriches the soil.
  • Consider planting clover in your yard.  Companion crop your tomatoes with buckwheat.
  • Shop at Amazon Smiles to make a donation to OSBA.


Regional honey plants blooming in order from early spring thru fall:

Products of the Hive:

Honeybees Provide:

Pollination – food on our table, colors in our garden.

Honey – It doesn’t just sweeten your tea!  It provides carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and aromatic acids.   Used in medicine to combat bacteria and speed healing.

Propolis – Medicinal uses.

Royal Jelly – Medicinal uses.

Wax – Candles, Polishes, balms, creams.

Venom – Helps auto-immune diseases.

Support your local bee organization and purchase local honey!

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