Time/Cost: Event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch served by a local caterer at about 12:00 p.m. Food Cost $10.00 each. Bring a Lawn Chair, and sun cap!
Location: Drive to the town of Gilbert Plains, located about 30 km West of Dauphin. At the junction of Highway 5 and 274, turn North. Proceed through the town of Gilbert Plains. Travel North on Hwy 274 for 1.5 miles (2.4 km), and then turn “Left” (West) at the “MBA Field Day” sign, at the home of Ash Apiaries.
Field Day Site: Ash Apiaries Ltd. is a large commercial honey producer/packer located in the Parkland area of Manitoba, between Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The honey extraction and cold storage buildings and equipment are available for viewing and demonstrating. (Note: The processing/packaging plant areas are not set up for tours thus unavailable for viewing).
Conversation/Information: Hear from members of Manitoba Honey Producers Cooperative Limited & Bee Maid. Informal discussion on current beekeeping activities, events and opportunities by Al Campbell. Learn about Research Activities at U of M from Rob Currie, plus Inspection results by Rheal and David. Opportunity to ask questions of MBA board members too!
Please arrange your transportation to and from the tour site. (Note: Campsites are available nearby for overnight guests).
For more information, call Jake Maendel (204-513-0529), Jim Campbell (204-467-5246), or Rhéal Lafrenière (204-945-4825).