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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 […]
113th MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION CONVENTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Please come to the Convention; we will be featuring: Randy Oliver, Les Eccles and Rosanna Punko Randy will be speaking on oxalic acid tips and slow release method, pesticides, and neonic facts. Reading comb and insightful thoughts on bee biology. Les Eccles is with the Ontario tech transfer team and will discuss how to translate these services to Manitoba as has been done in Saskatchewan Rosanna Punko is a masters student working with Nosema and will be speaking on her research CHC will be holding their meeting on Thursday prior to the […]
Lewis and Sons Enterprisese Ltd; #40 Beaver St; Box 316; Austin, Manitoba; R0H0C0 Apiary Technician 2 Postions Available (NOC Code 8253) Apiary technician 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 field and or produciton records. Interact with external farm persons. One year of previous commercial beekeeping required. Start Date: March 1-April 15 End […]
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE OR WANTED For sale: Spring quad wraps with Reflectix insulation for sale. Fits snuggly over four colonies or can custom sew to your dimension pricingL single high is $20 – double is $25. Quad style winter wrap for sale; single high $45/ double high $55; contact Interlake Forage seeds ltd at 204-372-6920 For sale: Beehive covers starting at $65. www.winklercc.com Winkler Canvas 204-325-9548 For sale: Honey Supers, nine frames, good condition. Contact Steve Olnick @ 204-960-0698 For Sale: 1175 standard honey supers with nine frames drawn comb.. most are Lewis boxes painted… Three s/s hopper bottom tanks with […]
The second annual Mite-A-Thon will take place Saturday, September 8 to Saturday, September 15, 2018 and we invite you to participate! Dear Honey Bee Friends: The parasitic mite, Varroa destructor (a.k.a. Varroa), and the viruses it vectors is a significant driver of honey bee colony mortality and therefore needs to be managed effectively in order to maintain the health of honey bees and the ecosystems they live in.The Mite-A-Thon is a Tri-national (i.e. Canada, United States, and Mexico) effort to raise awareness about honey bee colony Varroa infestation levels in North America. Mite-A-Thon participants are being asked to monitor the level of Varroa (number […]
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 […]