Category Archive: Announcements

Jan 16

Stratford Ecological Center Offers Comprehensive Beekeeper Training Program.

Stratford Ecological Center is proud to offer a comprehensive, season long, beekeeper training program. Starting at the end of March, Stratford’s Beekeeper Apprenticeship Program will provide you with a solid foundation in beekeeping through its bee centered, experience based, approach to learning the art and science of beekeeping. For more information contact Dave Noble at more »

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Jan 04

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association renews the 4-H Partnership Program for 2016!

After a successful inaugural 2015 OSBA 4-H Partnership program, the Ohio State Beekeepers Association has renewed and refreshed the program for the 2016 beekeeping and 4-H season. For 2016, the OSBA will selectively sponsor five 4-H members across Ohio by providing the basic woodenware and toolkits to establish 2 complete hives. By partnering OSBA, Extension more »

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Sep 22

Ohio Pollinator Oasis Seed Packet – Turn your property from a food desert into a food oasis for pollinators.

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Aug 27

OSBA Fall Conference– Walk-ins Welcome

OSBA Fall Conference registration is now closed!   Walk-ins Welcome. Our speaker list includes Dr. Thomas Seeley, Kent Williams, Michele Colopy, Alex Zomchek, and others.  Great vendor line-up, honey judging, nosema testing, and more …..    

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Jun 30

EAS Journal, Spring 2015

EAS-Journal 2015 Spring

From the Desk of the President Potherings of a Chairman EAS 2015 Registration Form An Ontario Apiculture Primer for EAS Members The Tech Tour The EAS Master Beekeeper Certification Program EAS 2015 Conference Schedules Housing Options for EAS 2015 Mark Winston: EAS 2015 Keynote Speaker Master Beekeeper Certification Committee Now Accepting Applications Short Course Workshops more »

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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 more »

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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 more »

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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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Jun 04

Listen and Learn


Our 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

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. more »

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