Category Archive: News

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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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 »

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Mar 13

Walter T Kelly – Beekeeping Supplies.

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Everything you need, competitively priced, to start keeping bees … other than the bees!  (Bees sold separately.)  Offered by industry leader, Walter T. Kelley Company.  Contact us at www.kelleybees.com, or 800-233-2899.

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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 »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2013/announcements/news/winter-loss-and-management-survey-2013/

Mar 05

Beekeepers feel stung by insecticide manufacturer sponsoring OSU seminar

A company that makes an insecticide that many beekeepers say threatens their livelihood is co-sponsoring an Ohio State University seminar on protecting native bees. Bayer Cropscience is giving Ohio State $5,000 to help defray costs for the March 14-15 OSU Extension Service seminar in Wooster on bumblebees and carpenter bees, and the environmental hazards they more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2013/announcements/news/beekeepers-feel-stung-by-insecticide-manufacturer/

Jan 29

Make 2015 A Better Beekeeping Year

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Start now by listening to OSBA Podcast Central– Click here for our listing

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Jun 01

Stark County – Bees Removed from Historic Railroad Station

Bees from a large honeycomb were removed from the historic B&O Railroad Station behind the Magnolia Flouring Mill on Wednesday by Stark County Park District volunteers. Read more…

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May 09

OSBA in the News

Four days in April Deadly for Bees While Ohio agriculture officials look for the cause of another mass die-off of commercial honeybees, beekeepers say they know what’s killed them — a popular insecticide. Hundreds of thousands of dead honeybees were discovered outside hundreds of hives last month in Delaware, Fairfield, Hardin, Miami, Pickaway and Ross more »

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Apr 22

Pesticide Kills in Ohio

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Recently in Ohio there have been several reports of beekeepers with piles of dead bees in front of their hives.   This is a classic sign of a pesticide kill.  Once you see this there is little you can do besides cross your fingers and hope the hives recover.   With luck the queen will still be more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/news/pesticide-kills-in-ohio/

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