Yearly Archives: 2020


MBA seeking KRTP position

The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association is looking for a dynamic individual to leadour Knowledge Research Transfer Program (KRTP). To meet the needs of thecommercial and small scale beekeeping industry in Manitoba, the KRTP will focuson four main areas of technology transfer; Education, Communication,Demonstrative Research and Monitoring for IPM and BMP Developments.Attached is the description for the KRTP Lead position, but we would like to encourage anyoneinterested is this position to feel free to contact us to discuss the vision and mission of the program.Although the education requirement for this contract position has been set at a minimum of MSc, otherrelevant combinations […]


“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 […]


2020 Equipment for sale/ Wanted

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE OR WANTED For sale: Spring quad wraps with Reflectix insulation for sale. Fits snuggly over four colonies or can custom sew to your dimension pricingL single high is $20 – double is $25. Quad style winter wrap for sale; single high $45/ double high $55; contact Interlake Forage seeds ltd at 204-372-6920 Wanted: Honey Barrel lids. Any condition. Please contact Interlake Forage seeds ltd at 204-372-6920 For sale: Beehive covers starting at $65.  www.winklercc.com Winkler Canvas  204-325-9548   For sale: 4 frame nucs with a mated queen, (100) 6 frame Lewis waxed dipped nuc boxes, good condition, $11.00 […]


Latest Treatment recommendations 2020

Rheal has released his 2020 treatment recommendations. Review and keep up to date to changing regulations Read the latest Provincial treatment recommendations here: 2020_Honey_Bee_Health_Treatment_Guide_Feb3_2020 IMPORTANT: A veterinarian prescription will be required to use oxytetracycline hydrochloride and tylosin tartrate in honey bee colonies. All antibiotics and acaricides should only be administered to honey bee colonies according to recommended rates on the products label or according to veterinarian prescription. Never administer antibiotics and acaricides while honey supers are on the hives unless explicitly stated as safe to do so on the label. It is recommended that beekeepers monitor for Varroa mites (Varroa […]


Convention 2020 Announcement

Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association 114th Convention Agenda 2020 Tentative – subject to change Also for those looking for the membership form please access the join options on sidebar or click here Thursday February 27 7:00 – 9:00 SFCR Workshop Sam Barlin Friday February 28 – Moderator Mark Friesen 7:30 – 8:00 Registration Opens   8:00 – 8:15 Welcome MBA President – Mark Friesen 8:15 – 9:00 Olivarez Honey Bees, our business evolved over time Ray Olivarez 9:00 – 10:00 Effects of Varroa and Pesticide on Colony Survival Frank Rinkevich 10:00 – 10:30 Break  – 10:30 – 11:00 Tech Transfer – What […]