About Us

OSBA Membership Benefits

Join OSBA for these benefits and more!

Information & Education

  • Receive a quarterly newsletter
  • Enjoy the opportunity to participate in the Master Beekeeping Program
  • Attend special events and classes with nationally recognized speakers

Special Discounts

  • Discounted admission to OSBA events
  • Discounted registration to OSBA Fall Conference

Other Benefits

  • Swarm removal listing on our website
  • Advertising your honey, queens, bees, or beekeeping equipment for sale on our website
  • Satisfaction for supporting beekeeping in Ohio, and more!

OSBA Mission Statement

THE OHIO STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION SERVES BEEKEEPERS IN OHIO AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN BEEKEEPING.

Our Mission

  • Provide our membership with current beekeeping information and represent them when beekeeping issues arise in Columbus and at the Department of Agriculture.
  • Provide our membership with a quarterly newsletter.
  • Provide our members with OSBA discounts to major beekeeping magazines.
  • Provide a yearly Fall educational meeting.
  • Support other beekeeping organizations in the state of Ohio by providing speakers, and publishing information about their activities in our newsletter.
  • Support the Youth Scholarship Program in Ohio. Any 4-H or FFA member working on a beekeeping project can get on our mailing list for our newsletter. Some OSBA members also serve as mentors to these young people.
  • Support our Ohio bee programs in research and extension.

History

The tradition of beekeeping history in Ohio is reflected in the membership and past membership of OSBA.  Ohio, the home of the A.I. Root Company and final resting place for L. L. Langstroth and A.I. Root is proud of its role in this tradition.  Ohio State University continues to lead in honey bee research and beekeeping extension.  While the state no longer has the largest bee-supply manufacturer in the world or sends out more queens than any other state, we still have some of the best beekeepers in the world.  We are pleased that you are visiting our pages.

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