Activities and Events


Lab services

The U of M will now be accepting submissions for diagnostics; they will be offering a comparable set of diagnostics like the National Beee Diagnostics center with the fees schedules listing in the following link Manitoba Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) is now offering honey bee testing for several honey bee diseases and pests (i.e. American Foulbrood (AFB), European Foulbrood (EFB), Nosema (N. apis or N. ceranae), Varroa mite, and several Viruses (DWV, IAPV, Sacbrood, KVB and BQCV)). In cooperation with the National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC) in Beaverlodge, Alberta, VDS has agreed to follow similar analytical techniques and protocols […]


Convention 2019 announcement

113th MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION CONVENTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Please come to the Convention; we will be featuring: Randy Oliver, Les Eccles and Rosanna Punko Randy will be speaking on oxalic acid tips and slow release method, pesticides, and neonic facts. Reading comb and insightful thoughts on bee biology. Les Eccles is with the Ontario tech transfer team and will discuss how to translate these services to Manitoba as has been done in Saskatchewan Rosanna Punko is a masters student working with Nosema and will be speaking on her research CHC will be holding their meeting on Thursday prior to the […]


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


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 […]


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.