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“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 […]


Convention 2020 Announcement

Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 114th Convention Agenda 2020 Tentative – subject to change Also for those looking for the membership form please access the join options on sidebar or click here 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 […]


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

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 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 […]