Category Archive: Announcements

Apr 12

Take the National Colony Loss Management Survey now!

The National Colony Loss Management Survey is organized by the Bee Informed Partnership and is sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).   It is important that beekeepers participate in this survey because it will help track losses and evaluate management practices.    The survey is open from April 1st until April 30th and more »

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Mar 30

‘Save the Honey Bee’ License plate needs your support!

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 For over the past year, the Ohio State Beekeepers Association has been working to DEVELOP a ‘Save the Honey’ license plate FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE OHIO STATE BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES.   This license plate will bring more public awareness about the plight of the honey bee and raise additional funds that OSBA can use to more »

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Mar 19

Dovilla and Pelanda Announce Legislation Supporting Ohio’s Beekeepers

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  Michael D. Dovilla 7th District ______   Policy and Legislative Oversight, Chairman   Finance & Appropriations   Higher Education Subcommittee   Military & Veterans Affairs     Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives Columbus   Vern Riffe Center 77 South High Street, 13th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-6111 _____   T: (614) 466-4895 _____   more »

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Mar 18

EPA: Beekeepers Must Move Bees

From the Pollinator Stewardship Council: Last fall the EPA published a new pesticide label originally for the foliar application of four neonicotinoid pesticides.  By December, the EPA stated this new pesticide label language would be “harmonized” across all chemistries.  The label was meant to protect pollinators. The Pollinator Stewardship Council with the Bee Industry, sought more »

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Mar 15

Bee Informed Partnership offers Colony Monitoring Service

Bee Informed Partnership March 12, 2014We are looking for beekeepers from across the country who manage 10 or more stationary colonies and would be ready to participate in this Real Time Disease Load Monitoring of Nosema and Varroa mite levels over the course of the next 6 months. We are very happy to inform you more »

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Nov 05

OSBA In the News – Sour notes invade beekeepers conference

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PLAIN CITY, Ohio — As a connoisseur of honey, Jim Thompson knew as soon as the spoon hit his taste buds that he had a winner. Flavored with cinnamon, the granulated honey was simply “ beautiful,” Thompson said as he gave it a score of 96 out of 100. “I do not take it lightly,” more »

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Nov 03

Tri-County Beekeepers Association Inc. will hold their 36th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014

Tri-County Beekeepers Association Inc. will hold their 36th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014 at the OARDC (Fisher Auditorium and Shisler Center) in Wooster Ohio. The Workshop, titled Beekeeping: Past, Present and Future, will take a look at the golden years of beekeeping, as well as the challenges facing beekeepers of today and more »

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Apr 08

Tri-County Beekeepers Association – 36th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop

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Tri-County Beekeepers Association Inc. will hold their 36th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014 at the OARDC (Fisher Auditorium and Shisler Center) in Wooster Ohio. The Workshop, titled Beekeeping: Past, Present and Future, will take a look at the golden years of beekeeping, as well as the challenges facing beekeepers of today and more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2013/announcements/news/tri-county/

Mar 20

Beekeeper Alert – 2013 Spring Dwinding Watch

The winter of 2012 / 2013 seems determined to leave its mark on the American beekeeping industry.  The drought of 2012 combined with a long and cold winter in the north is contributing to winter losses in many regions in the 40% to 50% range.  But the risk is not yet over for the beekeepers more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2013/announcements/news/beekeeper-alert-2013-spring-dwinding-watch/

Mar 07

Winter Loss and Management Survey – March 29 – April 15

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The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is a USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture) funded project with the stated goal of reducing colony losses. The program is a collaboration of research institutions, Universities and beekeepers in the US.  It is now time for your active participation!  BIP and the nation’s beekeepers, cooperatively more »

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