Category Archive: News

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.


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, or 800-233-2899.

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Mar 07

Winter Loss and Management Survey – March 29 – April 15


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 »

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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 »

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Jan 29

Make 2015 A Better Beekeeping Year


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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


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 »

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Apr 17

Section 18 for HopGuard Approved in Ohio

The Section 18 for HopGuard has been approved by EPA and the registrant has registered the product with Ohio. I have let the registrant know they can start selling the product in Ohio. If you need more information on this subject please contact me. Regards, Diana Roll Licensing and Registration Manager Ohio Department of Agriculture more »

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Mar 19

OSBA President’s Newsletter – March 15th, 2012

OSBA President’s Newsletter:    March 15th , 2012    From: Dana Stahlman, President of OSBA   One of the major features of my two years of office as President of OSBA is to communicate with the bee organizations in Ohio and the OSBA board officers.  I will be sending this communication out to those on more »

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