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Stratford Ecological Center Offers Comprehensive Beekeeper Training Program.

Stratford Ecological Center is proud to offer a comprehensive, season long, beekeeper training program. Starting at the end of March, Stratford’s Beekeeper Apprenticeship Program will provide you with a solid foundation in beekeeping through its bee centered, experience based, approach to learning the art and science of beekeeping. For more information contact Dave Noble at more »

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association renews the 4-H Partnership Program for 2016!

After a successful inaugural 2015 OSBA 4-H Partnership program, the Ohio State Beekeepers Association has renewed and refreshed the program for the 2016 beekeeping and 4-H season. For 2016, the OSBA will selectively sponsor five 4-H members across Ohio by providing the basic woodenware and toolkits to establish 2 complete hives. By partnering OSBA, Extension more »

Ohio Pollinator Oasis Seed Packet – Turn your property from a food desert into a food oasis for pollinators.

OSBA Fall Conference

Mark Your Calendars OSBA 2018 Fall Conference Plain City, OH, November 3, 2018      

4H Partnership Program 2015

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce the 4-H Partnership Program for 2015! 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 4-H Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4H adviser, local more »

Bee Keepers Work to Revive Ohio’s Honey Bee Populaton

Ohio bee keepers are trying to restore the honey bee population around the state. WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg asked Terry Lieberman Smith, with the Ohio State Bee Keepers Association, why the number of bees has been dwindling. She says nobody has a definitive answer; but there are contributing reasons. Listen to the entire interview on WNKU!

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Ohio Honey Bee Industry Struggles After Long Winter

This past winter’s polar vortex did a number on agriculture. Crops and trees suffered damage. Hit hard were bees, which were already struggling with other problems. Some Ohio beekeepers lost nearly all of their stock, and the loss reaches far beyond the bee hive. The United States has seen a shrinking bee population for years. more »

OSBA 3rd Quarter Newsletter Available On-Line

The Answer to the OSBA Newsletter Page 5 Question: Italian Stallion, Bee Beauty, Hive Queen, OS Bee A, Alex’s Brunet, and California Drone  

ODA Looking into Possible Pesticide Kill

State officials are investigating a possible pesticide kill at Honey Run Farms in  Pickaway county, Ohio.  Lifetime OSBA member Isacc Barns discovered hundreds of foragers dieing in front of his hives shortly after corn was planted in an adjacent field.  Barns believe seed treatments containing neonicotinoids, which have been banned in Europe, may be to more »

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