Category: News

2021 ABF Conference & Tradeshow Postponed

Watch for New Online Education and Networking Opportunities Starting this Fall Always working in the best interests of our members, the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) is postponing its 2021 ABF Conference & Tradeshow out of a preponderance of caution and commitment to protecting the health and safety of the beekeepers we hold so dear. “This more »

“New” Calendar of Events

OSBA calendar of events (OSBA Calendar) is posted under events in the bar options. We will be sharing: dates of board meetings, committee meetings, live webinar training events, educational opportunities, webinars, deadlines, and local club/association schedules. You’re welcome to submit the event HERE.  

2021 Ohio Partnership Program – Applications

2021 Ohio Partnership Program (4-H/FFA) are now available at http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/about-osba/opp/  Please share this with other club members/associations for outreach to their community students.

10 Partnership Scholarships for 2021

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Ohio Partnership Program. We realize that the 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 Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4-H / FFA Ohio 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 »

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/ 

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 »

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 »

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