The U of M will now be accepting submissions for diagnostics; they will be offering a comparable set of diagnostics like the National Beee Diagnostics center with the fees schedules listing in the following link https://www.gprc.ab.ca/research/nbdc/submitsamples.html Mail samples to : Entomology Dept, Animal science, 12 Dafoe Rd W, Winnipeg MB, R3T2S2
The initial review of the KRTP is completed and we are planning to engage with the province to discuss roll out of the program for the 2020 season. We are excited to see the program getting off its feet and hope the beekeeper community is able to enjoy these new services made available and
Allan has been working hard with the CHC to develop the Bee biosecurity handbook and the new abridged version. Find the abridged version for access here as well as many other valuable tools prepared by the CHC:
http://truehoney.buzz/ Peter awram spoke at our last beekeepers convention and he has shared this valueable tool for identifying honey varietals and would ask for you to submit samples to him. Follow the links on his website to help out.
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labelling information for non-federally registered honey: Common name The common name for honey is prescribed in Sections B.18.025-B.18.027 of the Food and Drug Regulations (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.%2C_c._870/page-161.html#docCont). Products described as honey must meet these standards of identity. If a honey is combined with another ingredient, such as a flavour, royal jelly, or other, the common name must describe how the product deviates from the standard (i.e. strawberry flavoured honey, honey with royal jelly, etc.). For all other products, such as Royal Jelly, the common name must be descriptive of the product. The common name must be shown on the principal display panel of the […]