Convention 2020 Announcement


Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association

114th Convention Agenda 2020

Tentative – subject to change

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Thursday February 27

7:00 – 9:00 SFCR Workshop Sam Barlin

Friday February 28 – Moderator Mark Friesen

7:30 – 8:00 Registration Opens  
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome MBA President – Mark Friesen
8:15 – 9:00 Olivarez Honey Bees, our business evolved over time Ray Olivarez
9:00 – 10:00 Effects of Varroa and Pesticide on Colony Survival Frank Rinkevich
10:00 – 10:30 Break  –
10:30 – 11:00 Tech Transfer – What can it do for MB beekeepers Apiculture Program in Manitoba: Looking Back and Planning Forward Hannah Neil
11:00 – 11:10 Announcements Mark Friesen
11:10 – 12:00 MBA AGM   Mark Friesen

Lunch

Moderator – Moderator Mark Friesen

1:00 – 2:00 Variability of Bee Behaviour ??? Dr Kyle Bobiwash
2:00 – 2:30 Applied Research on the Canadian Prairies Hannah Neil
2:30 – 3:00 Apiculture Program in Manitoba: Looking Back and Planning Forward Rheal Lafreniere
3:00 – 3:30 Break  
3:30 – 5:00 MBA AGM Mark Friesen
5:00 Adjournment  
5:30 Cash Bar  
  Banquet :     Changes in Beekeeping: Looking Back and Peeking Forward Rheal Lafreniere

Saturday February 29 – Moderator Ian Steppler

7:30 Registration  
8:15-8:45 KAP Farm Safety Program – Legal responsibilities with forklift training Thea Green Morag Marjerison
8:45 – 9:45 Detoxification Systems in Honey Bees Frank Rinkevich
9:45 – 10:15 Break
10:20– 10:40 TBA Megan Colwell University of Manitoba
10:40 – 11:00 TBA Derek Micholson University of Manitoba
11:00 – 12:00 U of M Research Update Dr. Rob Currie University of Manitoba

Lunch


WORKSHOP – Moderator Ian Steppler

12:30 Workshop Registration /open  
1:00 – 1:50 Queen Production at Olivarez Honey Bees (OHB) Ray Olivarez
1:50-2:40 Breeding for Varroa Sensitive Hygienic Behaviour in Honey Bees Frank Rinkevich
2:40-3:00 Break  
3:00 – 4:00 Producer / Speaker Panel Ray, Frank. Kyle, Rob, Rheal