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Spring Bees!

Spring is upon us and every year I get calls from concerned citizens about the bees foraging and creating a nuisance in the neighbourhood. As beekeepers we are not liable to change our practices but I would note there are some guidelines that the MBA in collaboration with the City of Winnipeg have developed in order to facilitate a good relationships between bees and people! Every situation is different so I would not want to describe a one solution fits all situation but to be mindful of the environment we live in and an ever increasing human population that is […]


Honey Bee Health coalition

Honey Bee Health Coalition Unveils First Ever Set of Tools, Resources to Help Soybean Growers Support Pollinators, Reduce Pesticide Exposure  Best Management Practices Include Information on Pre-planting Planning, Harvest, Use of Cover Crops The Honey Bee Health Coalition unveiled today a series of tools and resources on best management practices for soybean growers — the first of its kind for soybeans — to support honey bee health and to help protect pollinators in and around soybean fields. An expert team of extension agents, agronomists, entomologists, beekeepers, soybean growers, and crop consultants developed the best management practices. They include strategies to identify potential impacts […]


Beekeepers Picnic 2018

Ian Steppler has volunteered his yard for a 2018 Beekeepers picnic.For those of you who are interested in seeing his operation and enjoying a day with the Ian and his bees; we will be holding the picnic on June 16th. Ian says himself “So I’m planning on growing a bee beard at this year’s proposed Manitoba Beekeepers Association field day… Anyone have advice?” He sounds as ready as anyone has ever been for such an endeavor All the details are LISTED BELOW MBA Feild Day 2018


Donate to the Barry Fingler Memorial Fund Today!

The Barry Fingler Memorial fund was established to remember the Provincial Assistant Apiarist who passed away from brain Cancer in the early 90’s  (Fingler Obit 1995 smr MBA newsl). Barry was a friend and colleague of many in the industry. As an association we formed the BFF (Barry Fingler Research Fund) to pursue research initiatives in a long term scale; a fund that could be accessed when needed for board approved initiatives. To date(Feb 2018) the fund sits at just over $130,000. As an endowment fund we need to break a somewhat larger margin to start more initiatives. By Donating […]


2018 Help Wanted

Ash Apiaries Ltd; Box 297 Gilbert Plains Manitoba, R0L0X0 Apiary Worker Duties:Handle feed and care for bee colonies. Coordinate in teh production of nuics, queens or replacement hives. Recognize and report hive health issues, and apply appropriate cures/controls. Move hives. Drive and maintain vehicles. Collect and package honey, bees wax. Bee yard maintainence. Manufacture, assemble and maintain hive equipment. Operate and maintain other equipment. Keep limited field and or produciton records. 1 year previous experience required. Start Date: February 27th/2018-May 7/2018 End Date: October 29th/2018 Wage: $ 11.95 – $ 15.00 upon experience. Positons available: 15 Apiary Technician Duties:Handle feed and care for bee colonies. Coordinate […]


2018 Manitoba Bees For sale

Manitoba Bees for Sale – 2018 Border Hills Honey Ltd. > 204-362-9364 > Roland MB > 4 Frame Nucs > mid June > >contact Josh, contact@nullborderhillshoney.ca Dale Myhre > 204-647-7413, 204-732-2429 > Crane River, MB > 200 Singles >June 10 > contact Dale, dalemyhr@nullgmail.com Interlake Honey Producers Ltd > 1-800-990-1390 or 204-372-6920 > Fisher Branch, MB >3 Frame Nucs > available mid-May > $185 – contact Paul Gregory, PaulG@nullinterlakeforageseeds.com Will Clark > 204-724-2373 > Brandon, MB > Nucs or Singles > available after May 15th >Nucs w/3brood -$190, singles w/4 brood $275> contact Will, willmarthoney@nullgmail.com Destiny Road Inc > 204-513-0529 > […]


Archive

Archive: WhitePaper_CaliforniaPackagedHoneybeeImportation_v7.1 Risk Assessment Report Letter Honey Bees packages from US EN MBA letter of neonic recommendation CHC_response_to_PMRA_consultation_Nov12_2013 honey show entry form web Honey-Show-Regulations-web_2013 NBDC submission form honey show regulations web Liability Insurance Certificate Sample_submission_form_2010 Tax exempt equip-Sales to Beekeepers 2009  Sampling procedures Spring 2013 and fees   MB beekeeper journals   MBA Spring 2015 MBA Winter 2015 MBA Fall 2014 MBA Spring 2014 MBA Summer 2014 MBA Fall 2013 MBA Winter 2014 newsletter MBA 2013 Spring issue MBA Winter 2013 newsletter  MBA Summer 2012 final  MBA Spring 2012 issue  Winter 2012 newsletter Fall 2012 newsletter  Fall 2011 newsletter  Summer […]


MASC overwintering insurance program

With new changes to the MASC overwintering program the MBA would like to make its members aware that the program has a longer measured benefit for reporting good years as the threshold for a payout goes up on average to match your measurable level of loss year to year. For more information follow the link below or contact the agent at your local MASC office. https://www.masc.mb.ca/masc.nsf/program_overwinter_bee_mortality.html


Manitoba convention and AGM information and registration!

Please note that the MBA mailing address has changed. The new address is: Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 180-235 Vermillion Road Suite# 199 Winnipeg, MB   R2J 3M7   February 15 to 17, 2018 is the  112th Annual Convention and Annual General Meeting. Please see attached documents on registering and notice of events. Agenda: MBA Convention Speakers Agenda Labour Meeting Poster AGM 2018 Agenda Topics for the AGM Reports Financial 2017 Year end and 2018 Budget Barry Fingler Fund Research Priorities Election of 3 or 4 Directors Resolutions If you have any Research Priorities you wish the MBA to support and initiate through the Barry Fingler […]


Suite of Useful Aps for Beekeepers

The Manitoba Beekeepers Association would like to point out some helpful Aps available to beekeepers big and small: Fistly the CHC ap: excellent for staying conected to activities around the CHC: the App also is an easy access to the Bee Bio-security Handbooks and excellent management record templates to follow     The BeeConnected ap was developed in collaboration with crop life to create an easy access point for those beekeepers who are not connected to the applicator. Applicators who are laying chemical can send out a notification to alarm any near by beekeepers.     The Bee Health ap was […]