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.
Ian Steppler has volunteered his yard for a 2018 Beekeepers picnic.For those of you who are interested in seeing his operation and enjoying a day with the Ian and his bees; we will be holding the picnic on June 16th. Ian says himself “So I’m planning on growing a bee beard at this year’s proposed Manitoba Beekeepers Association field day… Anyone have advice?” He sounds as ready as anyone has ever been for such an endeavor All the details are LISTED BELOW MBA Feild Day 2018
Please note that the MBA mailing address has changed. The new address is: Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 326 Belvidere Street Winnipeg, MB R3J 2H3 February 22 to 23, 2019 is the 113th Annual Convention and Annual General Meeting. Please see attached documents on registering and notice of events. Topics for the AGM Reports Financial 2018 Year end and 2019 Budget Barry Fingler Fund Research Priorities Election of Directors Resolutions If you have any Research Priorities you wish the MBA to support and initiate through the Barry Fingler Fund, please make your suggestions known to Paul Gregory. If you are interested in joining […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
CFIA Risk Assessment on honeybee imports from the USA The Animal Health Risk Assessment unit of Canadian Food Inspection Agency released its final report in late October on Honey Bee Package imports from USA. The report essentially concludes: “Prohibition on Importation of Honey Bee Packages from continental USA will remain in effect, as it has since 1987”. The report provides comprehensive details on the elements analysed for the 2013 update to their last review in 2003. At a Special Meeting of MBA members on May 3, 2013, resolutions guided the Directors to seek approval from Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Minister G. Ritz, […]
RESOLUTIONS APPROVED AT SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 3 MAY 2013 RESOLUTION #1: (Importation from USA) (New Policy) WHEREAS many Manitoba producers have sustained major colony losses overwinter, and WHEREAS suitable healthy, affordable replacement bees are currently unavailable to supply this high demand, and WHEREAS an increasing demand for package bees in emerging markets in other parts of Canada is putting extra strain on and have exhausted current supply, and call in to doubt the future availability to Manitoba producers, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the MBA pursue immediately the end of the prohibition of importation of package bees from the […]