Beekeeping Course at University of Manitoba

The U of  M Beekeeping Course will be able to take more students than previously planned, so please send this out to your membership and tell them to tell their friends that the course is no longer max – out.

Beekeeping course info: Click here

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
Bee Maid Honey Limited will consider project proposals in any area of apiculture, hive health or honey production.  Preference will be given to the area of honey quality and good practices of producing pure quality Canadian honey in the Canadian beekeeping industry.

 
Proposals for projects must be submitted to the Bee Maid Honey Research Committee by February 29, 2016.  Projects are expected to be completed within one year of funding, although renewal applications will be considered.
Proposal Procedures and Criteria Cover Page

 

à        Principal Investigator:  Name, address, phone, FAX, e-mail, signature

à        Collaborating Individuals/Institutions: Names, addresses, phones, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, signatures

à        Title of Project

à        Total of proposed budget for each year

à        Names and signatures of relevant administrative persons, if any

à        Summary – Provide a brief summary of the objectives and potential benefits of the proposed research

Project Description
Please describe the proposed research, in no more than 4 pages.  The proposal should describe clearly the:

à        Objectives of the project

à        The methods used to meet the objectives

à        The economic or other benefits that will result

à        Where the results might be published

à        How transfer of new technology to the beekeeping industry will be accomplished

Budget
List the proposed annual budget for each category below for each year requested:

à        Salaries and benefits

à        Equipment (non-expendables)

à        Supplies (expendables)

à        Travel

à        Other (specify)

Describe and justify the expenses. Overhead, institutional overhead, administrative costs, and the purchase of long-term capital assets are not eligible for funding.

Timetable

 
Please include:

à        A detailed work plan

à        Specific milestones to meet the objectives of the project

à        Resources and personnel available for the project

à        Responsibilities of each collaborator

à        Location of work, etc.

Matching Funding
Projects with additional or matching funding will be preferred.

Describe:

à        The funding that you or your institution will contribute to the project

à        List other funding for which you have applied or will receive towards this project

Attachments
Please attach:

à        Curriculum vitae for the principal and collaborating applicants

à        Other information relevant to the proposed research (i.e., reprints of completed relevant research, other grant applications, supporting letters, etc.)

Reporting

A requirement of the Bee Maid Honey Limited, Research Committee is that the successful applicant must provide an abstract of their results to the Bee Maid Honey Limited office by November 30th of the year in which the grant was awarded. A final report must be submitted by March 15th.

By February 29, 2016, please send application and five hard copies to:

Bee Maid Honey Limited

Attention: Guy Chartier

Research Committee

625 Roseberry Street,

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0T4          

Please forward an electronic version of the application to: guychartier@beemaid.com.

Beekeeper Tour – February 25, 2016

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CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

The Canadian Honey Council is pleased to announce that  Jim Campbell, former secretary to the MBA, has been awarded the  Willy Baumgartner Memorial Award. This award is given annually to a person who has made a significant positive contribution of innovative, creative and effective effort for the betterment of the bee industry of Canada.

Please join us at the Banquet on February 26 to celebrate Jim’s Award and his contributions to the Beekeeping industry in Manitoba and in Canada.

2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION

2016 MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

Welcome to the 2016 MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION hosted at the Canad Inns Polo Park Hotel, 1425 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 26 and 27, 2016. The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association invites all beekeepers to celebrate its 110th Annual Convention this year.

 

Convention begins Friday February 26 2016 at 8:30 am with registration time before the session.  Research Symposium and Tradeshow events will be held both Friday and Saturday. Agenda details and updates will be posted to the MBA Website Here See registration form for details on registration costs and hotel information.

 

CONVENTION THEME:                 Sustainability

2016 Convention Key Note Speakers

 

Pierre Giovenazzo

Université Laval

Topics : Nuc Production, Queen Selection, Probiotics Research

 

Ernesto Guzman

University of Guelph

Topics: Breeding for Varroa Resistance, Nosema Management ,Impact of Neonics

 

Samantha Brunner

North Dakota State Apiarist

Topics: Pollinator Protection Plan, Beekeeper and Apiary Registration

 

Other Topics:

Honey Bee Health Survey

Evaluation of local and imported queens

BeeConnect

Bee’Omics (Selective Queen Breeding Program)

University of Manitoba Research Update

Native Bees and Habitat Protection

 

Plus:

 

Trade Show

 

For Sponsorship Information, please click here

For Registration Form for Convention, please click here

Fall 2015 Newsletter

MBA Fall 2015

The MBA Newsletter is published 4 times per year. To view it, you may use the freely available Adobe Reader program.

Pollination

Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen http://manitobabee.org/hive/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Attractiveness-of-Agriculture-Crops-to-Pollinating-Bees-Report-FINAL_Web-Version_10__15.pdf

Summer 2015 Newsletter

MBA Summer 2015

The MBA Newsletter is published 4 times per year. To view it, you may use the freely available Adobe Reader program.

 

Spring 2015 Newsletter

MBA Spring 2015

The MBA Newsletter is published 4 times per year. To view it, you may use the freely available Adobe Reader program.

 

Bee Sample Submissions – Update 2015

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