Category: News

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 new 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 »

2020 Southwestern Ohio Beekeeper School has been Cancelled.

The recent confirmation of the coronavirus in the state of Ohio has led to public health concerns related to disease transmission. As a result, The Ohio State University has been proactively implementing protocols for insuring the safety and health for our students and clientele.   After consultation with college and university leadership, the Southwestern Ohio Beekeeper 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 »

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 »

OSBA Fall Conference, November 2

Registration Closed! Walk-in Registration Welcome at the OSBA Fall Conference 2019

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 »

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