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


Royal Canadian Legion

294 Lumber Ave,

Steinbach, Manitoba


Teulon  workshop

Thurs, Jan 16, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Robert Broadfoot


Teulon Rockwood Cent. Centre

14 Main Street,

Teulon, Manitoba


Carman workshop

Tues, Jan 21, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Frieda Wight


Royal Canadian Legion

28 – 1st Street NW,

Carman, Manitoba


Dauphin workshop

Tues, Feb 4, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Mary Lou Goshulak


Super 8 Dauphin

1457 Main St. S., Hwy 10

Dauphin, Manitoba


Winnipeg workshop

Thurs, Feb 6, 2014

(9:00 am – 2 pm)

Rhéal Lafrenière


Ag Services Complex

EOC meeting room (basement)

545 University Crescent

Winnipeg, Manitoba