Category Archive: Announcements

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/

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 »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2013/announcements/news/introductory-beekeeping-training-program-now-on-dvd/

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…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/news/stark-county-bees-removed-from-historic-railroad-station/

May 15

Pesticide Research Institute Survey – Send them your feedback Now!

The Pesticide Research Institute wants feedback from beekeepers about pesticide related issues.  Now is our chance to be heard by the EPA.   We encourage our members to take the survey and give them your input.  The survey will be available though May at http://www.pesticideresearch.com.  Additional information on the Pesticide Research Institute request follows:   ——– more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/pesticide-research-institute-survey-send-them-your-feedback-now/

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 30

Report Your Pesticide Bee Kills

In response to many recent reports of possible pesticide kills of honeybees at Ohio apiaries.  The Ohio State Beekeepers association has started to independently collect information on possible kills to help in the fight to protect honey bees.   If you suspect a poisoning OSBA urges you to: Contact your local inspector to verify the kill. more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/report-your-pesticide-bee-kills/

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/

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 »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/news/section-18-for-hopguard-approved-in-ohio/

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 »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/news/osba-presidents-newsletter-march-15th-2012/

Mar 19

Support Ohio’s Bee Inspection Program

A letter was sent to County Commissioners by a Knox County beekeeper, Brian Farmer, with three or so years of experience and an ax to grind advocating the end of County bee inspection programs in Ohio.  OSBA has responded to his letter.  It is important for local organizations to raise their voice and let County more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/news/support-ohios-bee-inspection-program/

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