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OSBA Seeks Newsletter Editor and Traveling Speakers for 2020

OSBA has announced that the OSBA board is seeking applications for a Newsletter Editor. Our current editor for the past 8 years has stepped down and a search for volunteers started in February 2019 has been unsuccessful. Thus the OSBA Board has voted to search for a paid newsletter editor to ensure that the OSBA more »

4-H Partnership Program Deadline is Nov 2, 2019

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Ohio 4-H Partnership Program. 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 Ohio 4-H Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4-H Ohio adviser, more »

Gro More Grassroots Grants: Deadline Feb. 15th, 2019

The 2019 Gro More 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 expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to more »

OSBA Traveling Speaker Program 2019

OSBA 2019 Traveling Speaker Team Sustainable Beekeeping presentations : -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 »

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 »

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