Yearly Archives: 2020


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 Convention to be held Online via Zoom

The upcoming convention/symposium details are being finalized; the plan is to hold the event virtually for all Beekeepers in Manitoba as a free event to MBA members. The AGM which is required as part of our MBA bylaws will be held at the end of the event. Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkc-6rpz4oGNVHFtyOL5HsynO_CVjjJ9FK After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Draft Schedule: Saturday, February 27 12:00 – 12:15 -Opening of the meeting – advertisement display 12:15-12:45 -Opening remarks (house keeping) – Ian Steppler -Adoption of the agenda -Secretary report -motion to allow vote on financial […]


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 […]


“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 and […]