Category Archive: Announcements

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/

Feb 28

Systemic Pesticides – Approved Without Testing

Dan Rather Reports, “Bee Aware”.  We investigate growing questions about the impact of a new class of pesticides on honey bees — and ultimately our entire food system. Are government regulators taking the potential threat seriously enough? Many say the story of the honey bees demonstrates everything that’s wrong with pesticide regulation in the United more »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2012/announcements/news/systemic-pesticides-approved-without-testing/

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