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Bee Sample Submissions – Update 2015

Manitoba Beekeepers can submit bee samples for diagnostic services to the following labs this year. Please see contact information below. Laboratory Diagnostic Services: Manitoba: Bee Diagnostic and Disease Monitoring programs: Daryl Wright Phone: 204-229-9343 (Winnipeg) Email: d.l.wright@nullshaw.ca National: National Bee Diagnostic Centre P.O. Box 1118 1 Research Road Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 Phone: 1-780-357-7737 (Alberta) Fax: 1-780-354-8080 Email: NBDC@nullgprc.ab.ca Website: www.thenbdc.ca


Honey Producers Administration Fee Regulation, Amendment – pending

This Regulation is awaiting approval by Manitoba Legislature, pending publication in the Manitoba Gazette. _____________________________________________________________________ THE FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING ACT (C.C.S.M. c. F47) Honey Producers Administration Fee Regulation, amendment* _____________________________________________________________________ Regulation (pending)/2015 Registered (date pending) Manitoba Regulation 56/2009 amended 1 The Honey Producers Administration Fee Regulation, Manitoba Regulation 56/2009, is amended by this regulation. 2 Section 2 is amended by striking out “plus a levy of $0.40 per colony up to 1,000” and substituting “plus a levy of $0.45 per colony up to 1,000” December 5, 2014 Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association: Allan Campbell, Chair James Campbell, Secretary APPROVED Pending 2015 Manitoba […]


2017 EXECUTIVE, DIRECTORS and COMMITTEES

Executive President Mark Friesen (2017) Box 2007, Morden MB  R6M 1B7 204 250-3960 Email: mfriesen.mouse@nullhotmail.com Vice Chairperson Paul Gregory (2019) Box 328 Fisher Branch MB R0C 0Z0 204 372 6920 Email: paul@nullinterlakeforageseeds.com CHC Director Allan Campbell (2017) RR5 Comp 31, Dauphin, MB, R7N 2T8 204 638-6515 Cell 204 590-9441 Email allan.campbell@nulldurstonhoneyfarms.com KAP Director Paul Gregory (2019) Box 328 Fisher Branch MB R0C 0Z0 204 372 6920 Email: paul@nullinterlakeforageseeds.com   Directors Jake Maendel (2017) Box 168 Gunton MB R0C 1H0 204 513-0529 Fax 886-2215 Email: jake@nulldestinyroad.ca Marg Smith (2019) 1051 Porcher Road, St Andrews. MB R1A 3N4 204 254-4509 Email: marg@nullmargshoney.com Lee Ann […]


White Paper: IMPORTATION OF PACKAGED HONEY BEES FROM CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES TO MANITOBA, CANADA

Over the past several years, Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association (MBA) has been working at meeting the needs for healthy bee stocks in our province. We recognize the border issue was contentious in the past, yet recent surveys revealed beekeepers attitudes changed over the years, as has our beekeeping industry. In light of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Risk Assessment on the Importation of Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Packages from the United States of America document released in 2014, it became apparent that the risks associated with importation are not uniform across Canada. MBA, with the assistance of Manitoba Agriculture, Food […]


2015 Annual General Meeting-18 November

MBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015 The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 110th Annual General Meeting Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Auditorium, Main Floor, Neepawa United Church, 475 Mountain Ave, Neepawa, Man. (Corner Mountain Ave and Ellen St.) Agenda: Review the past year activities, Approve the 2014-2015 Financial Statements, Elect directors, Approve Resolutions, Special Speaker, Dr. Robbin Lindsay will be speaking on “Tick-Borne Diseases: How not to get infected” Elections: Director 3-year terms expire in 2015 for: Allan Campbell, Mark Friesen, Jake Maendel, & Terry Karaz. With reduced board size, at least five directors minimum is required, as one vacancy […]


Growing Assurance – On Farm Program: Apiculture

Manitoba honey beekeepers registered with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development as active beekeepers are eligible to participate in the Growing Assurance – On Farm program for Apiculture. Prior to accessing funding under this program, as part of the application process beekeepers must also participate in a half day Honey Bee Biosecurity Training Workshop and complete a Honey Bee Biosecurity Self-Evaluation Checklist (provided at the workshop). Click here for workshop location and date options! After a beekeeper has completed the Biosecurity Training Workshop and Biosecurity Checklist he/she will be invited to submit an application for program funding, which can be […]


2014 Resolutions 12 Nov

The folowing Resolutions were presented, discussed, and voted upon by the 15 Designated Representatives present at the MBA Annual General Meeting of 12 November 2014, held in Nepawa, Manitoba. 1) BY-LAW REVISIONS WHEREAS Members of MBA approved a resolution in 2013 to permit their board size to be reduced to eight (8) members and, WHEREAS the Designated Representative role clarified in 2003 as a result of Manitoba Farm Products Marketing Council directive and, WHEREAS MBA incorporated these items into an amended Administrative By-law distributed to its members, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That MBA approves amendments to the Administration By-law 1/92. […]


2015 Manitoba Honey Price

The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 2015 Recommended Honey House Price $3.50 per pound $7.70 per kilogram Recommended Price for Farm Gate Honey sold in Producer Supplied Container. Floral Specific or Specialty Honey (i.e. Buckwheat, Dandelion, Sunflower, Finely Granulated, Cinnamon Flavoured, Strawberry Flavoured, etc) may be at a premium above the recommended base rate. Honey sold in specially designed or specially sized glass or plastic containers may also be at an additional premium. Click Honey House Price Poster to download a printable pdf copy of the poster.


2015 Manitoba Honey Price

The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 2015 Recommended Honey House Price $3.50 per pound $7.70 per kilogram Recommended Price for Farm Gate Honey sold in Producer Supplied Container. Floral Specific or Specialty Honey (i.e. Buckwheat, Dandelion, Sunflower, Finely Granulated, Cinnamon Flavoured, Strawberry Flavoured, etc) may be at a premium above the recommended base rate. Honey sold in specially designed or specially sized glass or plastic containers may also be at an additional premium. Click Honey House Price Poster to download a printable pdf copy of the poster.