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Special General Meeting Change of Date, Time and Location

Change of date, time and location Due to inclement weather and forecast, this meeting has been postponed. The new date and location is: Wednesday April 27 at 5 pm Location MacGregor Hockey Rink A Special General Meeting has been requested by the membership to discuss the over winter losses of honey bee colonies in Manitoba. This meeting is to discuss and determine the steps forward to help the industry with replacement stock. In light of overwintering losses, this petition asks for the Association members to reconsider the AGM Resolution on USA packages bees to Manitoba. This will be an in-person […]


“The Importance of Quality Feed for Bees”

Presentation by:Dr. Rob Currie Dr. Rob CurrieProfessor, HeadDepartment of EntomologyFaculty of Agricultural and Food SciencesUniversity of Manitoba Dr. Currie (Rob) is a Professor and Head in the Department of Entomology at the University of Manitoba. Rob’s main research interest relates to the biology and management of bees (honey bees, leafcutting bees and native pollinators) and the crops that they pollinate. A major focus of his research is how parasites and diseases interact with other stressors such as nutrition to negatively impact the survival of bees during the winter.This free webinar is being organized for the beekeeping industry of Manitoba to […]


Latest Treatment recommendations 2020

Rheal has released his 2020 treatment recommendations. Review and keep up to date to changing regulations Read the latest Provincial treatment recommendations here: 2020_Honey_Bee_Health_Treatment_Guide_Feb3_2020 IMPORTANT: A veterinarian prescription will be required to use oxytetracycline hydrochloride and tylosin tartrate in honey bee colonies. All antibiotics and acaricides should only be administered to honey bee colonies according to recommended rates on the products label or according to veterinarian prescription. Never administer antibiotics and acaricides while honey supers are on the hives unless explicitly stated as safe to do so on the label. It is recommended that beekeepers monitor for Varroa mites (Varroa […]


YOU’RE INVITED!! Food Safety course 2020

Thursday prior to the convention Feb 27, 2020 In 2019, Bee Maid Honey and the MBA offered 3 workshops on the new SFCR and provided you with templates to help you navigate the system in order to be compliant on these regulations. On Thursday February 27, from 7 pm to 9 pm, we will be offering you the opportunity to meet with Sam Barlin. This evening will be to provide you with an explanation on eligibility and how to sign up, an overview of these regulations, an update on 2020 templates ( templates available through Bee Maid Honey and on […]


List of Veterinarians Willing to Work with Honey Bees

List of Veterinarians Willing to Work with Honey Bees Veterinarian Clinic Clinic Location Phone # Email Carly Prejet Carmen Vet Clinic 98 4 Ave SE, Carman, MB 204-745-3127 fermeprejet@nullgmail.com Kevin Steinbachs Dauphin-Ste Rose Vet Clinic 1801 Main St., S, Dauphin, MB 15 Tucker St. Ste. Rose du Lac, MB 204-648-4448 dphkejs@nullmymts.net Ken Johnson Central Vet Services Oak Bluff, MB 9082 Perimeter Hwy btw Oak Bluff and Hwy 330 204-275-2038 204-770-2865 centralvetservices@nullg-mail.com kenelainejohnson@nullmymts.net   Fawcett Taylor Brydes & Taylor Vet Hospital   123 Main St., Neepawa, MB 204-476-5667 204-841-0400 dftaylor@nullmymts.net Tanya Anderson   Gladstone Vet Clinic 208 Morris Ave S, Gladstone, […]


Lab services

Manitoba Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) is now offering honey bee testing for several honey bee diseases and pests (i.e. American Foulbrood (AFB), European Foulbrood (EFB), Nosema (N. apis or N. ceranae), Varroa mite, and several Viruses (DWV, IAPV, Sacbrood, KVB and BQCV)). In cooperation with the National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC) in Beaverlodge, Alberta, VDS has agreed to follow similar analytical techniques and protocols and work together with the NDBC to provide comparable results. For the time-being, any diagnostic services not currently available in Manitoba that are available in Alberta will be shipped automatically to the Alberta lab at […]