The Save the Honey Bee License Plate is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Tuesday, December 9th, HB 474 will be presented to the transportation committee of the Ohio Senate. This is the next step towards it becoming law making the license plate available. But we need your help! Please use the more »
Ohio bee keepers are trying to restore the honey bee population around the state. WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg asked Terry Lieberman Smith, with the Ohio State Bee Keepers Association, why the number of bees has been dwindling. She says nobody has a definitive answer; but there are contributing reasons. Listen to the entire interview on WNKU!
This past winter’s polar vortex did a number on agriculture. Crops and trees suffered damage. Hit hard were bees, which were already struggling with other problems. Some Ohio beekeepers lost nearly all of their stock, and the loss reaches far beyond the bee hive. The United States has seen a shrinking bee population for years. more »
State officials are investigating a possible pesticide kill at Honey Run Farms in Pickaway county, Ohio. Lifetime OSBA member Isacc Barns discovered hundreds of foragers dieing in front of his hives shortly after corn was planted in an adjacent field. Barns believe seed treatments containing neonicotinoids, which have been banned in Europe, may be to more »
The National Honey Bee Management and Loss Surveys have been extended to May 6th! This survey is for ALL beekeepers of all sizes, with or without unusually high losses this winter. This survey helps quantify the number and types of bee losses as well as what management practices worked and which ones didn’t’. The survey more »
The National Colony Loss Management Survey is organized by the Bee Informed Partnership and is sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). It is important that beekeepers participate in this survey because it will help track losses and evaluate management practices. The survey is open from April 1st until April 30th and more »
For over the past year, the Ohio State Beekeepers Association has been working to DEVELOP a ‘Save the Honey’ license plate FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE OHIO STATE BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES. This license plate will bring more public awareness about the plight of the honey bee and raise additional funds that OSBA can use to more »
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