Activities and Events


MBA Field Day

MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION FIELD DAY JUNE 18, 10 AM TO 4 PM Location: LEWIS & SONS OPERATION AUSTIN, MB. #40 Beaver St (Located BEHIND Stride Community Center) Please join us for a day of: MBA Board update KRTP Presentation and Workshop Award Presentations


Special General Meeting Change of Date, Time and Location

Change of date, time and location Due to inclement weather and forecast, this meeting has been postponed. The new date and location is: Wednesday April 27 at 5 pm Location MacGregor Hockey Rink A Special General Meeting has been requested by the membership to discuss the over winter losses of honey bee colonies in Manitoba. This meeting is to discuss and determine the steps forward to help the industry with replacement stock. In light of overwintering losses, this petition asks for the Association members to reconsider the AGM Resolution on USA packages bees to Manitoba. This will be an in-person […]


Feb 2022 Convention/AGM to be held Online via Zoom

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is given that the Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association Annual General Meeting will be held on-line February 26,2022 from 1:00 TO 4:00 pm. Purpose of this meeting is to: 1.            To receive reports from Committees 2.            To approve Resolutions 3.            To elect Directors 4.            To approve Financial Statements and 2022Budget Voting on Resolutions will be done by a mail in ballot. Voting members will receive a ballot prior to the AGM and are to be returned by March 6. Deadline for Resolutions to be submitted to Resolution Chair, Marg Smith at margshoney@nullgmail.com is February 13, 2022.  […]


“The Importance of Quality Feed for Bees”

Presentation by:Dr. Rob Currie Dr. Rob CurrieProfessor, HeadDepartment of EntomologyFaculty of Agricultural and Food SciencesUniversity of Manitoba Dr. Currie (Rob) is a Professor and Head in the Department of Entomology at the University of Manitoba. Rob’s main research interest relates to the biology and management of bees (honey bees, leafcutting bees and native pollinators) and the crops that they pollinate. A major focus of his research is how parasites and diseases interact with other stressors such as nutrition to negatively impact the survival of bees during the winter.This free webinar is being organized for the beekeeping industry of Manitoba to […]


YOU’RE INVITED!! Food Safety course 2020

Thursday prior to the convention Feb 27, 2020 In 2019, Bee Maid Honey and the MBA offered 3 workshops on the new SFCR and provided you with templates to help you navigate the system in order to be compliant on these regulations. On Thursday February 27, from 7 pm to 9 pm, we will be offering you the opportunity to meet with Sam Barlin. This evening will be to provide you with an explanation on eligibility and how to sign up, an overview of these regulations, an update on 2020 templates ( templates available through Bee Maid Honey and on […]


Lab services

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 and work together with the NDBC to provide comparable results. For the time-being, any diagnostic services not currently available in Manitoba that are available in Alberta will be shipped automatically to the Alberta lab at […]