Summer 2014 Newsletter

MBA Summer 2014

 

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Spring 2014 Newsletter

MBA Spring 2014

 

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Bee Sample Submissions – Update 2014

Manitoba Beekeepers can submit bee samples for diagnostic services to the following labs this year. Please see contact information below.

Laboratory Diagnostic Services:

Manitoba:
Bee Diagnostic and Disease Monitoring programs:
Daryl Wright
Phone: 204-229-9343 (Winnipeg)
Email: d.l.wright@shaw.ca

National:
National Bee Diagnostic Centre
P.O. Box 1118
1 Research Road
Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0
Phone: 1-780-357-7737 (Alberta)
Fax: 1-780-354-8080
Email: NBDC@gprc.ab.ca
Website: www.thenbdc.ca

Voluntary Pesticide Incident Reporting – 2014

Beekeepers in Manitoba can report pesticide incidents that result in observable symptoms or effect on honey bees. Incidents may include in-hive as well as field crop incidents. For general information on how to file a pesticide incident report you can contact Rheal or David. Please note that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is ultimately responsible for investigating and regulating pesticides. The Pesticide Incident Reporting Form (Environmental Incident) used to report pesticide impact to bees can be found on the following website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/protect-proteger/incident/index-eng.php or contact the Pest Management Information Service Centre: 1-800-267-6315.

2014 Recommendations for Administering Antibiotics and Acaricides to Honey Bees

For the “2014 Recommendations for Administering Antibiotics and Acaricides to Honey Bees” please click here.

Winter 2014 Newsletter

MBA Winter 2014

 

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Canola Council of Canada and the Canadian Honey Council Factsheets

Here are a couple of new factsheets from the Canola Council of Canada and the Canadian Honey Council on the benefits of honey bees to Canola seed production.

http://www.canolacouncil.org/markets-stats/industry-overview/bees-and-canola-a-sweet-relationship/ (general audience)

http://www.canolacouncil.org/crop-production/canola-loves-bees-bees-love-canola/
(producer audience)

 

Growing Assurance – Food Safety On-farm – Apiculture (Honey Bee)

All Manitoba honey bee producers registered with Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Development as active beekeepers are eligible to participate in this program.  Producers must also participate in a one day Biosecurity Training Workshop prior to filing an application and complete the Honey Bee Biosecurity Self-Evaluation Checklist as part of the application to access program funding under the Growing Assurance for Farms – Apiculture program.

The training workshops will be offered at various locations around the provinces (list of training workshop locations below).  Pre-registration is recommended to ensure your participation at your preferred workshop location, space may be limited.  As part of the pre-registration process, you will be asked if you have an Access Manitoba Identification number, which along with your Manitoba Beekeeper Registration number and Premises Id number are all required in order to complete the application process.  NB: if you want one of the pre-registration contact people to help you acquire an AccessManitoba identification number (i.e. client ID and/or Business ID numbers) you will have to grant your consent in order for your information to be entered into the AccessManitoba network.  Please review the Privacy Notice and Client Consent information prior to pre-registering for a workshop.

Click here to access the Honey Bee Producer Guide to the National Bee Farm-level Biosecurity Standard (online version)

Click here to access the Honey Bee Producer Guide to the National Bee Farm-level  Biosecurity Standard (PDF version – 16 MB)

Click here to access information on the Growing Assurance – Food Safety On-farm program for Apiculture (Honey Bee) – (PDF document).

Bee Biosecurity Training Workshop

Date & time

Pre-registration Contact person

Workshop Location

Steinbach workshop

Tues, Jan 14, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Everlito Mendoza

204-346-6080

everlito.mendoza@gov.mb.ca

Royal Canadian Legion

294 Lumber Ave,

Steinbach, Manitoba

204-326-5335

Teulon  workshop

Thurs, Jan 16, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Robert Broadfoot

204-886-2696

robert.broadfoot2@gov.mb.ca

Teulon Rockwood Cent. Centre

14 Main Street,

Teulon, Manitoba

204-886-2858

Carman workshop

Tues, Jan 21, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Frieda Wight

204-745-5610

frieda.wight@gov.mb.ca

Royal Canadian Legion

28 - 1st Street NW,

Carman, Manitoba

204-745-2454

Dauphin workshop

Tues, Feb 4, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Mary Lou Goshulak

204-622-2006

marylou.goshulak@gov.mb.ca

Super 8 Dauphin

1457 Main St. S., Hwy 10

Dauphin, Manitoba

204-638-0800

Winnipeg workshop

Thurs, Feb 6, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Rhéal Lafrenière

204-945-4825

rheal.lafreniere@gov.mb.ca

Ag Services Complex

EOC meeting room (basement)

545 University Crescent

Winnipeg, Manitoba

204-945-4825

2014 Beekeepers’ Convention & Symposium

108th BEEKEEPERS’ ANNUAL CONVENTION & SYMPOSIUM

Date: Friday 28 February – Saturday 1 March 2014

Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park

1405 St Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba (corner Empress & St Matthews)

Phone 204-775-8791 (use Conference code 241737, or Manitoba Beekeepers Assoc)

Special Room rate of $115 plus taxes available only on advance reservations before January 27, 2014

CONVENTION REGISTRATION (available at the door): Friday, February 28th 8:00
a.m. -  8:54 a.m. and Saturday, March 1st 8:00 a.m. -  8:54 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. James Ellis, Randy Oliver and Dr. Carlos Castillo

TRADESHOW: Main Floor (Ambassador 2), Canad Inns Polo Park

CONVENTION/SYMPOSIUM: Main Floor Convention Area, Ambassador 1, Canad Inns Polo Park.

SOCIAL EVENING/BANQUET: Planned for 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday night 28 February 2014, Main Floor (Ambassador 2).

REGISTRATION FORM: Please click here for details. (Early bird deadline Feb. 14!)

CONVENTION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AGENDA: Please click here for the agenda.

SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here for more details.

Note: Information on this page may be changed without notice.

Page Posted 19 February 2104.

Fall 2013 Newsletter

MBA Fall 2013

 

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