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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.


Honey Producers Administration Fee Regulation,Amendment – Reg 128/2014

_____________________________________________________________________ THE FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING ACT (C.C.S.M. c. F47) Honey Producers Administration Fee Regulation, amendment* _____________________________________________________________________ Regulation 128/2014 Registered May 3, 2014   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 $0.13 per colony over 1,000” and substituting “plus a levy of $0.40 per colony up to 1,000, and $0.14 per colony over 1,000”   December 11, 2013 Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association: Allan Campbell, Chair James Campbell, Secretary APPROVED 2014 Manitoba […]


Voluntary Pesticide Incident Reporting – 2014

Beekeepers in Manitoba can report pesticide incidents that result in observable symptoms or effect on honey bees. Incidents may include in-hive as well as field crop incidents. For general information on how to file a pesticide incident report you can contact Rheal or David. Please note that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is ultimately responsible for investigating and regulating pesticides. The Pesticide Incident Reporting Form (Environmental Incident) used to report pesticide impact to bees can be found on the following website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/protect-proteger/incident/index-eng.php or contact the Pest Management Information Service Centre: 1-800-267-6315.


Growing Assurance – Food Safety On-farm – Apiculture (Honey Bee)

All Manitoba honey bee producers registered with Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Development as active beekeepers are eligible to participate in this program.  Producers must also participate in a one day Biosecurity Training Workshop prior to filing an application and complete the Honey Bee Biosecurity Self-Evaluation Checklist as part of the application to access program funding under the Growing Assurance for Farms – Apiculture program. The training workshops will be offered at various locations around the provinces (list of training workshop locations below).  Pre-registration is recommended to ensure your participation at your preferred workshop location, space may be limited.  As […]


Neonicotinoid – Position of MBA

BACKGROUND Neonicotinoids is a class of systemic pesticides that have been linked recently to pollinator decline primarily in Ontario and Quebec. This insecticide can be applied in various ways such as a seed coating (i.e. on corn, canola, soybean, winter wheat, etc), as a foliar spray and as a soil drench or granules. Systemic pesticides are absorbed into plant tissues and are able to migrate through the entire plant. The pesticide affects the insects’ central nervous system resulting in paralysis and death. The following are examples of insecticides found in the Chloronicotinyl insectides (a.k.a. Neonicotinoid): Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Imidacloprid, Thiacloprid and […]


2013 All Resolutions 13 Nov

The following Resolutions were presented, discussed, and voted upon at the MBA Annual General Meeting of 13 November 2013, held in Neepawa, Manitoba. 1 BEE MOVEMENT JURISDICTIONS & POLICIES       WHEREAS each province has a Bee Act that regulates its own beekeeping industry including interprovincial movement of bees, and WHEREAS the federal government supports regionalization (zoning) in agriculture trade agreements; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that MBA work with MAFRD and CFIA to recognize each province has jurisdiction under the provincial bee acts to develop policies and protocols with the regards to the movement of bees into and out of each province.                         […]


Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a growing concern for beekeepers in Manitoba and some beekeepers have contracted the serious disease. The Blacklegged Tick is a carrier and producers need to watch for this tiny tick from early spring to late fall. Information on Lyme disease and the risks in Manitoba can be found on the website of Manitoba Health: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/lyme/ The site includes access to a “Lyme Disease Manitoba Health Brochure”, and “Lyme Disease Environmental Health Fact Sheet”. Also, CBC’s “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki” had an episode on Lyme disease which can be found online (originally aired Oct. 10, 2013). “Ticked Off: […]