Meetings and Updates


2019 February MBA AGM

February 22, 2019 Hilton Hotel Suites Airport Winnipeg MB Chairperson’s Report: Mark Friesen provided an annual update on the activities of the Association. Research Report: Ian Steppler provided a synopsis of his report that was circulated. Canadian Honey Council Report: Allan Campbell provided an annual report on the CHC activities in 2018. Alberta Beekeeping Commission: Jeremy Olthof reported on the Integrated Pest Management Meeting held February in Alberta. Discussions have taken place on having a Prairie Beekeeping Conference in Red Deer Alberta with Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists, Canadian Honey Councils and Tech Transfer Teams in February 2021. Minutes of […]


2020 February MBA AGM

1. Whereas the Head of the Department of Entomology, Dr. Rob Currie and his post-grad research students carry out many research projects that relate directly to the beekeeping community and health of our honey bees; BE IT RESOLVED that the MBA along with the RRAA, BA beekeepers, and SCBA send a letter to the Dean of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for the dedicated work both in the field and in the lab, carried out by Dr. Currie and his students, and our hope that this important research in our field may continue. […]


Feb Convention to be held Online via Zoom

The upcoming convention/symposium details are being finalized; the plan is to hold the event virtually for all Beekeepers in Manitoba as a free event to MBA members($25 non-members). The AGM which is required as part of our MBA bylaws will be held at the end of the event. Draft Schedule: Saturday, February 27 12:00 – 12:15 -Opening of the meeting – advertisement display 12:15-12:45 -Opening remarks (house keeping) – Mark Friesen  -Adoption of the agenda -Secretary report -motion to allow vote on financial budget, resolutions, and director elections to be held through survey option. 12:45-1:30 Amro Zayed -BeeCSI Health Diagnostics Tools for […]


Beekeepers Picnic 2018

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


2019 Manitoba Convention and AGM information and registration!

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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.                         […]