Activities and Events


2024 Manitoba Beekeepers Convention

REGISTRATION FORMS, AGENDA, SPEAKERS : We have a fantastic line-up of speakers on a diverse range of topics. Dr. Rob Currie will present on “The Bee Lab Program at the U of M: Past to Present” along with some of his career highlights. There will be talks on queen breeding, AFB risk assessment for commercial operations, protein nutrition in honey bees, honey adulteration, new products, syrup quality, and much more. Plus the trade show! Location: 1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, Hilton Airport Suites. Booking code: MBBKA UPDATED Agenda We have a fantastic line-up of speakers on a diverse range of exciting […]


“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 […]


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 […]


Spring Bees!

Spring is upon us and every year I get calls from concerned citizens about the bees foraging and creating a nuisance in the neighbourhood. As beekeepers we are not liable to change our practices but I would note there are some guidelines that the MBA in collaboration with the City of Winnipeg have developed in order to facilitate a good relationships between bees and people! Every situation is different so I would not want to describe a one solution fits all situation but to be mindful of the environment we live in and an ever increasing human population that is […]


Swarms

If you have a honey bee swarm that you would like to have a beekeeper remove, please make contact with a beekeeper in the following ways. If you live in or near Winnipeg, you can find contacts through the local association at http://www.beekeepingmanitoba.com/ If you live in rural Manitoba, contact your local beekeeper directly.