Category: Announcements

COVID19 – Beekeeping Events and Meetings Cancelled

This week the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio. Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at more »

OSBA Welcomes new Editor Jamie Walters

OSBA has announced that the OSBA Maumee Valley Director Jamie Walters is the Newsletter Editor for 2020.  Jamie brings an amazing amount of skill and insight to this position and you may have already noticed a new look for the newsletter in 2020.  If you have any news, events or photos you wish to submit more »

2020 Southwestern Ohio Beekeeper School has been Cancelled.

The recent confirmation of the coronavirus in the state of Ohio has led to public health concerns related to disease transmission. As a result, The Ohio State University has been proactively implementing protocols for insuring the safety and health for our students and clientele.   After consultation with college and university leadership, the Southwestern Ohio Beekeeper more »

OSBA welcomes Newsletter Editor Jamie Walters

OSBA has announced that the OSBA Maumee Valley Director Jamie Walters is the Newsletter Editor for 2020.  Jamie brings an amazing amount of skill and insight to this position and you may have already noticed a new look for the newsletter in 2020.  If you have any news, events or photos you wish to submit more »

USDA Announces Updates for Honeybee Producers

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements. ELAP was previously more »

4-H Partnership Program Deadline is Nov 2, 2019

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Ohio 4-H Partnership Program. We realize that success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the work of the student and money alone, but by the effort of the partnership. Thus, the Ohio 4-H Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4-H Ohio adviser, more »

OSBA Fall Conference, November 2

Registration Closed! Walk-in Registration Welcome at the OSBA Fall Conference 2019

Gro More Grassroots Grants:

This grant application is now closed. Winners will be notified via email by March 20, 2020. The 2020 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and more »

OSBA Traveling Speaker Program 2020

OSBA 2020 Traveling Speaker Team Sustainable Beekeeping presentations: -Successful Over-Wintering -Queen Rearing for the Hobbyist Beekeeper- -Nucs in the Beeyard- -Monitoring for Sustainability- Click here to learn more or schedule presentations for your club!

OSBA Announces Two Honey Judging Classes for 2019

OSBA is offering both sessions of the Honey Judging Class this spring on March 8 & 9, 2019 at the Conference Room at Waterman Farms , 2433 Carmack Road,  Columbus, Ohio.  The Friday evening class (6pm -9pm) will offer the beginning session that includes equipment, liquid honey and wax.  The cost for the Friday evening more »

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