Ohio State Beekeepers Associations…beekeeping at its best!

Join or Renew Today – 2021 is upon us and it’s time to join or renew your membership today. http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/join-osba/ As most of you have seen or participated in the new programs; the Live Webinar Training series, Traveling Speaker programs, doubled the number of scholarships to 10 (4-H & FFA), OSBA Round Table Discussions, Educational Training, and others. Your membership helps contribute to these programs and researching more with pilot programs. Don’t delay, join today!  More details>>

Podcast – “Bee Here Now” – Stay tuned for more updates! For those beekeepers that like to listen to podcasts while in the apiary, we have you covered. You won’t want to miss the “Live Q&A” session that allows you to call in and get answers from seasoned beekeepers and guest speakers. 


Beginner Internship Course – OSBA is helping to facilitate a year-long “pilot program” Beginner Beekeeper Internship Class. The classes will be on the 1st Saturday of each month, February through November, from 9:00 am till 11:30 am. Each class will consist of two speakers from an Ohio club/association, presenting Zoom PowerPoint presentations. In the last 1/2 hour, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of seasoned beekeepers. 

The internship will break down each beekeeping skill on a month-by-month schedule as to what the beekeeper should be doing in their apiary. To assist, we will present live/recorded videos to demonstrate step-by-step procedures. All Classes will be recorded and hosted on a private YouTube channel, so registered students will be able to view these recordings at any time. 

Please contact your local participating club/association for details, & registration. Ohio Beekeeping Associations>>

OSBA Round Table Discussions – The Round Table was started to gather together the Officers and Representatives of Ohio Beekeeping clubs and address current concerns and issues impacting their members.  As a causal meeting setting, participants speak freely and exchange ideas on meetings, classes, and keeping membership drives at a – bringing much discussion to life.  Please join one of the sessions and get acquainted with your OSBA Director and Representative. They are going to be available and here to assist! They are hosted quarterly (January, April, July, October). The next webinar will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am. More details>>


OSBA Live Webinar Training – We are underway with the 2021 season with amazing speakers & presentations. Starting off the season with Mr. Matthew Mulica – Senior Project Director from The Honey Bee Health Coalition and Mrs. Jennifer Berry – Apicultural Research Professional and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program – presenting oxalic acid. Hosted live on the 2nd & 4th Sunday at 7:00 pm. More details>>


OSBAA Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program”. The program consists of 34 videos and several PowerPoint presentations presented by Dr. Jim Tew and John Grafton. Topics include assembling hive equipment, installing packages, inspecting hives, and much more. More details>>

A note on contacting OSBA: When emailing questions or concerns, the best way to get quick and accurate answers is to email the correct person. We’ve set up a contacts page to help you do just this. So before you email, please check out this page and choose the most appropriate contact for your question.

We invite you to learn more about OSBA and what membership has to offer…