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OSBA Fall Conference 2018

11/03/2018 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

OSBA – Annual Fall Conference

(Online Registration is Closed – Walk-ins are welcome at the door.)

November 3, 2018 – Plain City, Ohio

Tolles Career Center – 7877 US Highway 42 S – Plain City OH 43064

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association, Inc. is holding the annual Fall Conference at Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio.  We anticipate attendance of over 600 beekeepers.  This year we are excited to offer many breakout session on the subject of “The Business of Beekeeping.”  Our powerhouse line-up of guest speakers include:

Click on name to see class title

Dr. Marla Spivak

The benefits of propolis to honey bee health

Bee Lawns and other fun research and extension projects at the Bee Lab, UMN

Big picture on honey bee health

Dr. David Tarpy

The benefits of genetic diversity within the hive

The quality of commercial queens

Coming out of winter

Dr. Reed Johnson

Soybean vs. Clover: Summertime honey production in Ohio (part of OSBA grant)

Double benefits of drone brood removal: Varroa control and food for people

Freddy Proni

The Money of Honey – What is it Costing You?

Bare Bones Beekeeping: A Minimalist Viewpoint

Melanie Seal

Pollen Trapping with Sundance Equipment

Packaging and Label Selection for Hive Products

Gabe Blatt

Small Scale Queen Rearing   —   The Cell Punch Method

Using Queen Cells in place of mated Queens

Chris Cripps

Proper use of personal protective gear when applying the more popular mite treatments

Dr. Abigail Snyder

The Business of Beekeeping: Food Safety and Your Apiary Products

Mike Connor

What not to plant for bees

Trees for bees

NRCS and FSA Staff

NRCS/EQIP Programs of the USDA

ELAP and NAP programs of the USDA

Pat McKay

The Right Insurance – Assessing Your Beekeeping Risk

William Riccio, C.P.A

The Business of Beekeeping – Tax Implications for your Hobby or Business

Dr. Don Coats

2 Hour Microscopy Class- Pollen, Nosema and Honey Bee Anatomy

please note, the afternoon session is a repeat of the morning session

additional fee for this session

And others!

We are also excited to include our annual Honey Contest,  and honey testing through The Ohio State University this year at the OSBA Fall Meeting. See registration for details.

Preview the OSBA Fall Conference Program Guide

Our conference sponsors include:

          Deer Creek Honey  deercreekhoney.com/

          Beekeeping Insurance Services  www.beekeepingins.com

          Stickeryou  www.stickeryou.com


Our Current line-up of vendors includes (for vendor websites, click on their names):



 Registration Fees (same pricing since 2015)

·        $25 – OSBA Member Pre-Registered

·        $35 – OSBA Member at the door. (Cash, Check or Credit card accepted at the door)

·         $35 – Non Member

·        $10 – OSBA Guest (Spouse or children under 18 with paid OSBA Member)


Online registration closes October 24th – Register Now!

Walk-ins are welcome at the door!

(Credit Card or Paypal accepted online. Credit cards will be accepted the day of the event.)

Mail registration must be postmarked by October 21st.  Mailing registration form is in the 4th Quarter Newsletter.


Staying the night?  See Information on Area Hotels (pdf)




8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tolles Career Center
7877 US Highway 42 S
Plain City, OH 43064 United States
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