Category Archive: Announcements

Sep 22

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

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Jun 30

EAS Journal, Spring 2015

EAS-Journal 2015 Spring

From the Desk of the PresidentPotherings of a ChairmanEAS 2015 Registration FormAn Ontario Apiculture Primer for EAS MembersThe Tech TourThe EAS Master Beekeeper Certification ProgramEAS 2015 Conference SchedulesHousing Options for EAS 2015Mark Winston: EAS 2015 Keynote SpeakerMaster Beekeeper Certification Committee Now Accepting ApplicationsShort Course WorkshopsPainting Hive EquipmentShort Course SchedulesRegional and Local Bee-Raising ConceptsDecontamination of Hive 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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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 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 more »

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May 03

National Honey Bee Management and Loss Survey Extended to May 6, 2014!


The National Honey Bee Management and Loss Surveys have been extended to May 6th! This survey is for ALL beekeepers of all sizes, with or without unusually high losses this winter.  This survey helps quantify the number and types of bee losses as well as what management practices worked and which ones didn’t’.   The survey more »

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