Category Archive: News

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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Mar 02

Introductory Beekeeping Training Program – Now on DVD

This popular introduction to beekeeping video series is now available for purchase for viewing off-line or where internet is not available, or as a gift.   This 2 DVD set is comprised of 34 detailed training videos that address practical aspects of elementary beekeeping.  The video clips are short, 3-9 minutes in length, but provide concise more »

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Feb 23

Queen Right Colonies, Ltd.


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Jan 29

Make 2015 A Better Beekeeping Year


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

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Oct 23

Ohio Beekeeping – 2nd Quarter Newsletter 2014

Summer Conference Bee Plates OSBA at the Ohio State Fair Plants for Pollinators, and more!  

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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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