Category: Announcements

Stark County – Bees Removed from Historic Railroad Station

Bees from a large honeycomb were removed from the historic B&O Railroad Station behind the Magnolia Flouring Mill on Wednesday by Stark County Park District volunteers. Read more…

Pesticide Research Institute Survey – Send them your feedback Now!

The Pesticide Research Institute wants feedback from beekeepers about pesticide related issues.  Now is our chance to be heard by the EPA.   We encourage our members to take the survey and give them your input.  The survey will be available though May at  Additional information on the Pesticide Research Institute request follows:   ——– more »

OSBA in the News

Four days in April Deadly for Bees While Ohio agriculture officials look for the cause of another mass die-off of commercial honeybees, beekeepers say they know what’s killed them — a popular insecticide. Hundreds of thousands of dead honeybees were discovered outside hundreds of hives last month in Delaware, Fairfield, Hardin, Miami, Pickaway and Ross more »

Report Your Pesticide Bee Kills

In response to many recent reports of possible pesticide kills of honeybees at Ohio apiaries.  The Ohio State Beekeepers association has started to independently collect information on possible kills to help in the fight to protect honey bees.   If you suspect a poisoning OSBA urges you to: Contact your local inspector to verify the kill. more »

Pesticide Kills in Ohio

Recently in Ohio there have been several reports of beekeepers with piles of dead bees in front of their hives.   This is a classic sign of a pesticide kill.  Once you see this there is little you can do besides cross your fingers and hope the hives recover.   With luck the queen will still be more »

Section 18 for HopGuard Approved in Ohio

The Section 18 for HopGuard has been approved by EPA and the registrant has registered the product with Ohio. I have let the registrant know they can start selling the product in Ohio. If you need more information on this subject please contact me. Regards, Diana Roll Licensing and Registration Manager Ohio Department of Agriculture more »

OSBA President’s Newsletter – March 15th, 2012

OSBA President’s Newsletter:    March 15th , 2012    From: Dana Stahlman, President of OSBA   One of the major features of my two years of office as President of OSBA is to communicate with the bee organizations in Ohio and the OSBA board officers.  I will be sending this communication out to those on more »

Support Ohio’s Bee Inspection Program

A letter was sent to County Commissioners by a Knox County beekeeper, Brian Farmer, with three or so years of experience and an ax to grind advocating the end of County bee inspection programs in Ohio.  OSBA has responded to his letter.  It is important for local organizations to raise their voice and let County more »

Systemic Pesticides – Approved Without Testing

Dan Rather Reports, “Bee Aware”.  We investigate growing questions about the impact of a new class of pesticides on honey bees — and ultimately our entire food system. Are government regulators taking the potential threat seriously enough? Many say the story of the honey bees demonstrates everything that’s wrong with pesticide regulation in the United more »

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