Activities and Events


Mite-A-Thon September 8th – 15th, fill out the mitecheck.com survey online to upload your data

Please join in the Manitoba Mite-A-Thon   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 […]


Spring Bees!

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 […]


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


Manitoba convention and AGM information and registration!

Please note that the MBA mailing address has changed. The new address is: Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 180-235 Vermillion Road Suite# 199 Winnipeg, MB   R2J 3M7   February 15 to 17, 2018 is the  112th Annual Convention and Annual General Meeting. Please see attached documents on registering and notice of events. Agenda: MBA Convention Speakers Agenda Labour Meeting Poster AGM 2018 Agenda Topics for the AGM Reports Financial 2017 Year end and 2018 Budget Barry Fingler Fund Research Priorities Election of 3 or 4 Directors Resolutions If you have any Research Priorities you wish the MBA to support and initiate through the Barry Fingler […]


Swarms

If you have a honey bee swarm that you would like to have a beekeeper remove, please make contact with a beekeeper in the following ways. If you live in or near Winnipeg, you can find contacts through the local association at http://www.beekeepingmanitoba.com/ If you live in rural Manitoba, contact your local beekeeper directly.


CONGRATULATIONS!!

  The Canadian Honey Council is pleased to announce that  Jim Campbell, former secretary to the MBA, has been awarded the  Willy Baumgartner Memorial Award. This award is given annually to a person who has made a significant positive contribution of innovative, creative and effective effort for the betterment of the bee industry of Canada. Please join us at the Banquet on February 26 to celebrate Jim’s Award and his contributions to the Beekeeping industry in Manitoba and in Canada.


2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION

2016 MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION Welcome to the 2016 MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION hosted at the Canad Inns Polo Park Hotel, 1425 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 26 and 27, 2016. The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association invites all beekeepers to celebrate its 110th Annual Convention this year. Convention begins Friday February 26 2016 at 8:30 am with registration time before the session.  Research Symposium and Tradeshow events will be held both Friday and Saturday. Agenda details and updates will be posted to the MBA Website Here See registration form for details on registration costs and hotel information. […]


Pollination

Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen http://manitobabee.org/hive/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Attractiveness-of-Agriculture-Crops-to-Pollinating-Bees-Report-FINAL_Web-Version_10__15.pdf


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


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 […]