Live Webinar Training

The Live Webinar Training is hosted on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7:00 pm and is FREE to attend. We are using Zoom to conference up to 500 available spots per presentation. Please see the directions below on how to; register, log in, participating, and finding a recorded session.  


Who will be presenting? 

  Sept 27 – Mike Retterer, OPHI – Planting Forage for Pollinators REGISTRATION
Oct 11 – Denise Ellsworth, Program Director – Why native plants matter to bees”  REGISTRATION Oct 25 – Krispn Given, Purdue University – Honeybee Breeding
Nov 8 – Mary Gardiner, Professor of Entomology –  Urban Gardening  for Pollinators Nov 22 – Andrew Connor – What’s Happening in Your Hive
Dec 13 – Cameron Jack, Univerisity of Florida – Oxalic Acid Christmas Break 
Jan 10 –   Jan 24 – 
Feb 14 –  Feb 28 – 


Can I be notified of the upcoming events? 

Yes, you can! We are posting a monthly friendly reminder that will be sent at the beginning of each month with the speakers & presentations for the following month. It will have interactive links for you to register if you would like to attend. Please send an email to that you would like to be added to the newsgroup. 


How do I register for the live presentations? 

Go to the Home Page (scroll down to OSBA Live Webinar Training Series) or go to Events Page and scroll down to the event you would like to attend. You can add it to your Google Calendar or ICAL Export. You are welcome to RSVP up to 6:15 pm EST before the start of the event at 7:00 pm EST. Enter 1 RSVP, then enter your FULL NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS. Confirm your email address for spelling and accuracy. Finalize with the “Confirm RSVP” red button. You will then receive a confirmation letter to your email address.

The Live Webinar Training – the Zoom link will be sent 6 hours before the start of the presentation (12:00 pm EST). Please look for an email from with the subject: OSBA Live Webinar Training with the speaker’s name


How do I join the live presentations?

With the email that you received, you have the 2 options below:

#1 (Audio & Video) are for those joining with smartphones, iPad, laptops, or PCs. This allows you to see the presentation and ask questions. You only need to click the “Join Zoom Meeting” (blue active hyperlink) to be taken directly there. If you already have the Zoom app, you can enter the Meeting ID & Password to join the presentation too.

#2 (Audio Only) can be used by cell phones or landlines to call into the meeting with the telephone numbers provided below. You will have to enter the Meeting ID & Password to get into the presentation. This will only provide audio for you to listen and you’re welcome to ask questions during the Q&A session. If you’re on the go, traveling, or just want to listen, this is an easy option for everyone.

SAMPLE EMAIL – that would be sent to the address that you provided per reservation.
Topic: OSBA Live Webinar Training
Time: Apr 26, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 800 5900 0000
Password: 6100000
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 0000 US
+1 646 558 0000 US
+1 253 215 0000 US
+1 301 715 0000 US
+1 346 248 0000 US
+1 669 900 0000 US
Meeting ID: 800 5900 0000
Password: 6100000
Find your local number:


Etiquette for Live Webinar Training

  • Be in a quiet room – no TV sound, babies crying, dogs barking; turn phone ringer off.
  • Be prepared and know how to mute your mic. Sometimes it is necessary to turn mics down or off while listening to eliminate feedback and static.
  • It’s okay to show or not show your face – camera on or off – we still know you are there!
  • If your camera is on, be aware of your actions. Everyone can see you, movements are exaggerated and can be distracting to the speaker. Try to stay still and look attentive!
  • Be somewhat presentable, at least from the waist up!
  • Don’t eat or chew gum with the mic on.
  • Take turns talking – save questions for when the speaker asks for them or says you can jump at any time.
  • Print handouts – if any – ahead of time. Might want to have paper and pen handy for notes.


What if I miss the “Live Webinar Training” recording?

All of the webinars will be recorded and posted on OSBA’s “NEW” YouTube channel Be sure to “Subscribe” and click the bell to be alerted when we upload any new videos. Click on the speaker/presentation to be taken directly to the recording.

Apr 12Jamie Walters – Spring Management w/ Installation of Nucs & Packages 

Apr 26Dave Noble – Queen Selection & Spring Splits

May 10Dwight Wells – Honeybee Nutrition

May 24Barb Bloetscher – ODA, Alcohol Wash, & County Inspection Program

June 14Peggy Garnes – Overwintered Queens

June 28Kim Flottum – Let Your Bees Pay Their Way 

July 12Alex Zomchek – Feeding: Starvation, Stimulation, & Nutrition – Advanced Class

July 26Dr. Jim Tew – Reality Beekeeping During Summer Months

August 9Dr. Jay Evans – Tackling Disease issues at the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory

Aug 23 – Danae Wolfe, OSU Ed Tech – High Magnification, Low Cost: Macro Garden Photography on a Budget

Sept 13 – Jeannie Saum, BEEPothecary – “The Health Benefits and Value-Added Products of Hive Resources

Please give us feedback on what you might want to see in future presentations. You can come this far…take a 2-minute survey at  This helps us know what you’re interested in. Thank you…


You’re still not sure you can do this?

Guess what, we have practice sessions between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm EST before each presentation. Since you will receive the email link 2 hours before the presentation, your welcome to click the link and practice. This allows you to come into the event and learn how to work your microphone, camera, and software settings.

Please remember not to share this link, as each spot is reserved. We do not want anyone interrupting or hijacking the presentation. The host will also be online to answer any technical questions. Ask the host/engineer – Jamie Walters with any technical issues or just say “HI”. It’s easier than you think…