Category: Announcements

New Live Webinar Training Web Page

The new web page for the Live Webinar Training series is now posted with directions, future speakers, and pre-recorded speakers/presentation links for YouTube. Click this link OSBA LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING 

COVID19 – Beekeeping Events and Meetings Cancelled

This week the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio. Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at more »

OSBA welcomes Newsletter Editor Jamie Walters

OSBA has announced that the OSBA Maumee Valley Director Jamie Walters is the Newsletter Editor for 2020.  Jamie brings an amazing amount of skill and insight to this position and you may have already noticed a new look for the newsletter in 2020.  If you have any news, events or photos you wish to submit more »

USDA Announces Updates for Honeybee Producers

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements. ELAP was previously more »

Gro More Grassroots Grants:

This grant application is now closed. Winners will be notified via email by March 20, 2020. The 2020 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and more »

OSBA Traveling Speaker Program 2020

OSBA 2020 Traveling Speaker Team Sustainable Beekeeping presentations: -Successful Over-Wintering -Queen Rearing for the Hobbyist Beekeeper- -Nucs in the Beeyard- -Monitoring for Sustainability- Click here to learn more or schedule presentations for your club!

OSBA Announces Two Honey Judging Classes for 2019

OSBA is offering both sessions of the Honey Judging Class this spring on March 8 & 9, 2019 at the Conference Room at Waterman Farms , 2433 Carmack Road,  Columbus, Ohio.  The Friday evening class (6pm -9pm) will offer the beginning session that includes equipment, liquid honey and wax.  The cost for the Friday evening more »

2019 – 4H Partnership Program Recipients

OSBA is pleased to announce the selected students for the 2019 4H Partnership Program Our 4-H Selection Committee worked diligently to review and rate each applicant by our qualification guidelines. We received many strong applications and were able to expand the program to include six 4-H partnership opportunities.  Unfortunately there were more deserving applicants than more »

Build a Better Bee Club – Last Day to Register

12/2/18 is the last day to register for the upcoming Build A Better Bee Club.  Only a few spots remain.  Due to the venue size,  we are unable to accept any walk-in registrations.  Register now at: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/event/build-a-better-bee-club-workshop/ 

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 »

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