Activities and Events


Growing Assurance – On Farm Program: Apiculture

Manitoba honey beekeepers registered with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development as active beekeepers are eligible to participate in the Growing Assurance – On Farm program for Apiculture. Prior to accessing funding under this program, as part of the application process beekeepers must also participate in a half day Honey Bee Biosecurity Training Workshop and complete a Honey Bee Biosecurity Self-Evaluation Checklist (provided at the workshop). Click here for workshop location and date options! After a beekeeper has completed the Biosecurity Training Workshop and Biosecurity Checklist he/she will be invited to submit an application for program funding, which can be […]


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. […]


Growing Assurance – Food Safety On-farm – Apiculture (Honey Bee)

All Manitoba honey bee producers registered with Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Development as active beekeepers are eligible to participate in this program.  Producers must also participate in a one day Biosecurity Training Workshop prior to filing an application and complete the Honey Bee Biosecurity Self-Evaluation Checklist as part of the application to access program funding under the Growing Assurance for Farms – Apiculture program. The training workshops will be offered at various locations around the provinces (list of training workshop locations below).  Pre-registration is recommended to ensure your participation at your preferred workshop location, space may be limited.  As […]


Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a growing concern for beekeepers in Manitoba and some beekeepers have contracted the serious disease. The Blacklegged Tick is a carrier and producers need to watch for this tiny tick from early spring to late fall. Information on Lyme disease and the risks in Manitoba can be found on the website of Manitoba Health: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/lyme/ The site includes access to a “Lyme Disease Manitoba Health Brochure”, and “Lyme Disease Environmental Health Fact Sheet”. Also, CBC’s “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki” had an episode on Lyme disease which can be found online (originally aired Oct. 10, 2013). “Ticked Off: […]


2013 Honey Days Celebration

2013 Manitoba Honey Show The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association (MBA) sponsors a yearly Industry promotional event, aimed at linking consumers with the people who provide some of the food for them. In addition to describing the benefits of Bees and the value of the Honey industry, there is a Competition for honey producers, an area for consumers to support the artisinal Honey Producers, plus an educational honey industry informational element for all ages of consumers. Typical display categories include: Honey, Comb, Frames, Beeswax, Photography and often a Beverage category too! Check out the Honey Show Rules and Regulations. The show is […]


2013 Beekeepers Field Day

Beekeepers Field Day and Summer Picnic 2013, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba Invitation (revised): On Thursday 20 June 2013, over 60 beekeepers and family members were welcomed to an afternoon of food, information, and conversation, near Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. Time/Cost:  Event ran from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch served by a local caterer at about 12:00 p.m. Food Cost $10.00 each. Bring a Lawn Chair, and sun cap! Location: Gilbert Plains, (located about 30 km West of Dauphin), At junction of Highway 5 and 274, turn North. Proceed through the town of Gilbert Plains. Travel North on Hwy 274 for 1.5 miles […]


2013 Day of Honey Bee

DAY OF THE HONEY BEE 2013 CELEBRATION WHEN: Took place on Saturday 25 May 2013, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m WHERE: Forks Market, Winnipeg; Centre Court area, near kitchen (Centre Aisle-West end) WHAT: Celebrated the Importance of Honey Bee for pollination WHO: Food consumers, gardeners, farmers and fruit growers are invited WHY: To see and learn which foods depend on pollinators. The Manitoba Beekeepers Association (MBA) successfully requested the Provincial Government, and several Rural Minicipalities (ST.Andrews, Rosser, Rockwood, Gimli, and Whitemouth) around Winnipeg, to proclaim 29 May 2013 as “The Day of The Honey Bee” in recognition of their importance for pollinating plants producing […]


2011 Field Day

Beekeepers Field Day and Summer Picnic Wednesday June 22, 2011, Glenlea Research Centre, Glenlea On Wednesday 22 June 2011, Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association together with the Red River Apiarists’ Association hosted interested beekeepersfor an afternoon of food, information, and social time. Over 60 people met in the Multipurpose Room at the Bruce D Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre at Glenlea, Manitoba. As guests approached the Research Station Road, they were welcomed by the large brown sign “Bruce D Campbell Research Station”. After parking, guests went into the Farm & Food Discovery Centre. BeeMaid began the days’ events with an update session […]