Category: Announcements

EQUIP Sign up Deadline – October 19

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Friday, October 19, 2018, as the deadline to submit applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Ohio.  EQIP is a voluntary conservation program which helps producers make conservation work for them. Together, NRCS and producers invest in solutions that conserve natural resources more »

Farm and Dairy Shows Support for National Honey Month

Farm and Dary has announced it’s promotion to support National Honey Month.   They are showing support for those hard -working pollinators by donating $5 from eah new subscription to the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. There are 3 ways to subscribe or renew your subscription to Farm and Dairy and and show your support for more »

New sugar label rules about maple syrup, honey coming soon!

A rule change proposed by the federal Food and Drug Administration would have required “added sugar” claims to nutrition labels for pure maple syrup bottles — even though producers do not use additional sweeteners. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote in a statement Thursday that the final rules, which will be released early next year, will more »

2019 4H Partnership Program Applications Available Now

For 2019, 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 4-H staff, and local beekeeping organizations with the 4-H members undertaking the beekeeping project, the program will support and encourage young beekeepers by providing experienced practical support more »

Get Ready For The Mite-A-Thon!

2nd Annual Mite-A-Thon  —  September 8 to 15, 2018 SPREAD THE WORD – Local beekeeping clubs and associations are key to making the Mite-A-Thon a success! The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one-week window.  All beekeepers can participate, creating more »

Proposal would reduce beekeepers’ liability against damage claims

Noting bees’ importance as pollinators of the fresh produce items Ohioans eat and the other crops raised throughout the Buckeye State, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would relieve responsible beekeepers of liability against personal injury or property damage claims. Republican Rep. Dick Stein of Norwalk introduced House Bill 392 in the Ohio House more »

OSBA Annual Fall Conference 2017

OSBA – Annual Fall Conference November 4th, 2017 – Plain City, Ohio Tolles Career Center – 7877 US Highway 42 S – Plain City OH 43064 The Ohio State Beekeepers Association is holding its annual Fall Conference at Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio.  Based on past attendance, and the central Ohio more »

Take Action Before March 6th for Honey Labels

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association is asking its members to take action today! The American Honey Producers Association seeks your support concerning new honey nutrition label language.  No matter the number of hives you manage, whether you sell your honey at farmer’s markets, or share it with family and friends: we are all beekeepers.    The more »

2017 4H Essay Contest

Sponsored by: The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. 2017 Essay Topic: “How can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure?” Beekeeping has had is five minutes of fame for the past seven years. Now more than ever, the general public along with beekeepers are asking “What more »

NAGC Launches “BeeCare”, Testing for Honeybee Diseases

Bulk Discounts Offered to Benefit Local Beekeeper Groups Fargo, ND; January 25, 2017 – The National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) will launch “BeeCare” testing service for honeybee diseases in February 2017. A total of nine viral and two bacterial diseases will be covered in the BeeCare test panel, which includes all currently known major honeybee more »

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