Fall Conference

{Updated 7/5  4:22 pm} Items are posted once confirmed. This site is still being updated; please be patient over the next few days.

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Early Bird Special

If you’re considering registering, we are offering an incentive to do so now, before the Saturday, August 3rd deadline. This $5.00 discount applies to all attendees and vendors.

OSBA Members Early Bird Special $55.00 After Saturday, August 3 $60.00
Non Members Early Bird Special $75.00 After Saturday, August 3 $80.00

 

Conference Registration

Online Registration ~ online registration & online payment method. Click Here for the online form.

Mail-In Registration ~ online registration form that you may fill out or print, then send in your check/money order or use our online payment option. Click Here for the downloadable form.

***Meals – are not included in the cost of registration.

Reimbursement of Registration Fees *Up to Sunday, September 1 ~ 90% minus credit card fees, after Sunday, September 29 ~ 50% minus credit card fees. Remaining time up to Friday, October 25 ~ 0%  

 

Date & Time

Friday, October 25, 12:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm (vendor & conference setup)

Friday, October 25, 6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm (conference schedule)

Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm (conference schedule)

Saturday, October 26, 6:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm (vendor & conference tear-down)

 

Conference Location

Central State University, Joshua I. Smith Center, US Hwy 42, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

Google Map ~ Click Here

 

Conference Speakers

Mr. Randy McCaffrey Dr. Jim Tew
Dr. McArt Dr. Reed Johnson
Mr. Gary Keuffer OSU Research Students
Mr. Rich Weiski Mr. Tony West
Mrs. Cecilia Infante Mr. Steve Roth
Mr. Brad Deering Mrs. Barb Bloetscher

 

Event Schedule

The schedule will be updated and published as it’s confirmed over the next month. Click the image below for the full version.

 

Honey Swap

The honey swap has become quite a famous event among beekeepers. Would you like to swap an 8-oz. plastic honey container with other beekeepers throughout Ohio and surrounding states? We have a few rules to keep everything fair to those who participate. Click Here for the guidelines.

 

Hands-On Wax Lab

Mr. Rich Weiski (Michigan State Beekeepers ~ President) will host two labs (Friday and Saturday) to instruct you as you create wax luminaries, create candles using molds, hand-dipped candles, and many other crafts. This will be an extra-value-added lab at the conference. You must pay an additional $35.00 for this lab at registration. Seats are limited (22 seats per session).

 

Hands-On Microscopy Lab

Two Professors from Central State University will host two labs (Friday and Saturday) to walk you through the dissection of a queen, worker, and drone. Viewing the internal organs, wings, and other body parts, right down to the stinger. This will be an extra-value-added lab at the conference. You must pay an additional $35.00 for this lab at registration. Seats are limited (22 seats per session).

 

Honey Judging Contest

This is open to current OSBA members only. Rules, classes, and prizes can be viewed/downloaded. Click Here for the downloadable form.

Awards Nomination

The awards nominations are open now for Propolis Award, Beekeepers of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Hall of Fame. Click Here for the downloadable forms. Nomination deadline is Saturday, September 28th. Selected OSBA members will review each nominee on the strength of their application and be voted upon to receive an award in that category. Not all awards are given if nominees do not meet the regulations for that award.

 

Conference Vendors

Mail-In Registration ~ online registration form that you may fill out or print, then send in your check/money order or use our online payment method. Click Here for the downloadable form. Once vendors are registered, they will be listed below, along with any specials they will offer.

Bee Culture Magazine
BEEpothecary

OSBA Board Elections

We will be looking for Ohio beekeepers to fill the board members who have termed out or are currently open positions for 2024.  If you would like to join the OSBA Board, Click Here for the downloadable application. If you have questions, please email/call OSBA President ~ Jamie Walters  at 419.438.7335

Open Positions: (Two Year Terms) Directors for Top of Ohio, Heart of Ohio, and Miami Valley Regions

Executive Positions: (Two Year Terms) OSBA Vice President and OSBA Treasurer

Appointed Positions: (One Year Term) All Regional Representatives, Communication Officer, and IT Position

 

Membership Voting

We will have our online method (Election Runner) of voting for board members and issues as we get closer to the OSBA Fall Conference. We will also have the mail-in option for members who prefer mailing in their vote. The USPS postmark deadline is Saturday, October 19th. More details will be forthcoming as nominees apply.

Area Hotels:

Deerfield Inn  (937) 347-1333
600 Little Main St, Xenia, OH 45385
Code: OSBA2024
Cost: $81 + tax  – Double Occupancy
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Dayton Beavercreek (937) 429-9090
2663 Fairfield Cmns, Beavercreek, OH 45431
Code: OhioStateBeekeepers
Cost:$159  – Link to get a room with this code:  https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1710174898170&key=GRP
Group Rate Ends Sept 25
Red Roof Inn Dayton – Fairborn/Nutter Center (937) 328-4922
2580 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn, OH 45324
Code: B205OHBEES
Cost:
   Double Bed Rooms – $62.04 for 1st 2 adults – $4.25 added for adults 3 & 4 – Normal Rate is $72.99/$5 per extra
   King Bed Rooms – $63.74 for 1-2 Adults – $4.25 for extra up to 4 – Normal Rate is $74.99/$5 per extra
Courtyard by Marriott Dayton Beavercreek (937) 429-5203
2777 Fairfield Cmns, Beavercreek, OH 45431
Cost: $149 – Link to get rooms with this group rate:  https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1715887270588&key=GRP
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Hampton Inn & Suites Xenia Dayton (937) 347-1029
194 Progress Dr, Xenia, OH 45385
No Group Rate
Jailhouse Suites (937) 319- 1191
111 N Winter St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
http://www.jailhousesuites.com/
No Group Rate
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton East – Beavercreek (937) 912-9643
2417 Esquire Dr, Beavercreek, OH 45431

No Group Rate
Mills Park Hotel (937) 319-0400
321 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

No Group Rate
Xenia Country Inn (937) 352-0067
38 S Allison Ave, Xenia, OH 45385

No Group Rate
Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn I-675 (937) 426-7800
2800 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324

No Group Rate
Hilton Garden Inn Dayton/Beavercreek(937) 458-2650
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd, Dayton, OH 45431
No Group Rate
Hampton Inn by Hilton Dayton Fairborn Wright Patterson AFB (937) 429-5505
2550 Paramount Pl, Fairborn, OH 45324
No Group Rate
John Allen House Bed & Breakfast (937) 347-3203
209 E 2nd St, Xenia, OH 45385
http://www.johnallenhouse.com/
No Group Rate