Ohio State Beekeepers Associations…helping you become a better beekeeper.

OSBA Fall Conference Flyer ~ Now that everything is set in stone, we would like to share the speakers, presentation titles, and official timeline. You’re welcome to view, download, and print the fall conference flyer. Don’t forget to register to attend below. Download here>>>

OSBA Friday Breakout Session ~ We wanted to offer some additional education to you. With everyone hard at work during Covid/variant, we wanted to raise the bar, once more. After you register, three Zoom links (Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 3) will be sent to you. This will allow you to join any of the breakout sessions with an access code. You can join any of the 18 breakout sessions or stay on the same breakout track throughout the evening. Register here>>>

OSBA Fall Conference ~ Virtual Zoom – registration is now open. You won’t want to miss a single speaker/presentation. If you need directions on how to register at Eventbrite, click https://youtu.be/tmta97OUgn8 to watch a quick step-by-step video.

Registration is “FREE” but we are asking for a donation to help support the 2022 OSBA Youth Scholarship Program. These 10 grants help students from 4-H and FFA get into beekeeping. Register here>>

OSBA Officer & Award Nominations – Would you like to run for an OSBA Officer position or nominate someone for an award? We have a lot of great beekeepers that would make great OSBA Officers. Nominating that extra special beekeeper that goes above and beyond is easier than ever. This new page has the links, forms, and who to turn those forms into. More details>>
Ohio Youth Scholarship Program 2022 ~ The application form will be available on Friday, October 8th. Please share this information with bee clubs/associations, schools, 4-H and FFA clubs. Visit the website for 2021 Scholarship Recipiants and 2022 Application Form at More details>>
New Members – To those of you that are becoming new OSBA members, thank you. Right now with the old website & database, there will not be an automatic receipt of your paid membership. Once the new website & database are completed, members will start receiving automatic replies of payment, the ability to update their own information, and have access to paid only membership areas on the OSBA website. More details>>  
2021 Fall Conference Photo Submissions – We are putting together Beekeepers Across Ohio. A video collection of photos submitted by Ohio beekeepers to share during the Virtual Fall Conference. Feel free to take a selfie with your hive(s) in the background and be a part of the fun. More details>>
Join or Renew Today – Don’t forget to join or renew your 2021 membership today. This helps support Youth Scholarship Program, Live Webinar Training Series, Travel Speaker Program, Round Table Discussion, and much, much more. More details>>
Farm Science Review – starting on Tuesday, September 21st till Thursday, September 23rd. Farmers and Beekeepers Working Together for science based information, pollinator plant information, grant programs, and pollination & protecting bees. Don’t miss out on this in-person event attracting over 100,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural production. The educational programs feature Ohio State and Purdue specialists and are second to none in the agricultural exhibition world. 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>>
The OSBA Board is sponsoring a new 2021 Traveling Speaker ProgramChemical Treatments for Varroa Control“. OSBA covers the majority of the cost for this program. This year (2021) the OSBA Board & Traveling Speaker Committee are offering each Ohio club/association up to (2) free presentations. More details>>
Officers, Board Members & Committees – Communications when 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. Please use the appropriate email link to send your questions. More details>>

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