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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 […]


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

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 to monitor the level of Varroa (number […]


MASC Overwintering Bee Mortality Insurance

With new changes to the MASC overwintering program the MBA would like to make its members aware that the program has a longer measured benefit for reporting good years as the threshold for a payout goes up on average to match your measurable level of loss year to year. For more information follow the link below or contact the agent at your local MASC office. https://www.masc.mb.ca/masc.nsf/program_overwinter_bee_mortality.html