Mark Friesen


Latest Treatment recommendations 2021

Rheal has released his 2020 treatment recommendations. Review and keep up to date to changing regulations Read the latest Provincial treatment recommendations here 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 destructor) […]


2019 February MBA AGM

February 22, 2019 Hilton Hotel Suites Airport Winnipeg MB Chairperson’s Report: Mark Friesen provided an annual update on the activities of the Association. Research Report: Ian Steppler provided a synopsis of his report that was circulated. Canadian Honey Council Report: Allan Campbell provided an annual report on the CHC activities in 2018. Alberta Beekeeping Commission: Jeremy Olthof reported on the Integrated Pest Management Meeting held February in Alberta. Discussions have taken place on having a Prairie Beekeeping Conference in Red Deer Alberta with Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists, Canadian Honey Councils and Tech Transfer Teams in February 2021. Minutes of […]


2020 February MBA AGM

1. Whereas the Head of the Department of Entomology, Dr. Rob Currie and his post-grad research students carry out many research projects that relate directly to the beekeeping community and health of our honey bees; BE IT RESOLVED that the MBA along with the RRAA, BA beekeepers, and SCBA send a letter to the Dean of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for the dedicated work both in the field and in the lab, carried out by Dr. Currie and his students, and our hope that this important research in our field may continue. […]


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.  […]


MBA seeking KRTP position **update -Filled

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 […]


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 and […]