Activities and Events – Manitoba Beekeepers' Association

By: Manitoba Bee  09-12-2011
Keywords: Honey, Beekeeping

Manitoba will host the 2012 Canadian Beekeeping Annual Convention at the historic Fort Garry Hotel during January 26-28, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

The Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association will be celebrating its’ 106th Annual Convention in conjunction with Canadian Honey Council (CHC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) Annual Meetings.

Convention Invitation:

All interested beekeepers and related industry people are invited to come out to hear what is happening in the Beekeeping Industry across Canada and USA. The 2012 Canadian Beekeeping Convention is held in conjunction with the Canadian Honey Council (CHC) and Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) Annual Meetings, and thus should provide an action packed week for all attendees. In addition, CHC will be hosting special meetings earlier in the week for their members and guests.

2012 CONVENTION THEME: Healthy Environment-Healthy Bees-Healthy Honey

Tentative Weekly schedule as follows:

Tuesday 24 January 2012 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm): CHC Bee Stock Risk Management Symposium will take place (CHC Directors and invited guests only please).

Wednesday 25 January 2012 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm): CHC Bee Stock Risk Management Symposium continues its second day(CHC Directors and invited guests only please).

Thursday 26 January 2012 (9:00am – 5:00 pm): Members of Canadian Honey Council (CHC) will conduct their 71st Annual General Meeting (Directors and invited guests only please) at all day sessions in Salon A.

Similarly Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) will conduct their Annual General Meeting (Members and Invited guests only please) at all day sessions in Salon C. (Attendees are to book travel and rooms accordingly)

Thursday 26 January 2012 (3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.): Early Arrival Information Desk and Registration for Convention. (Extra lunch tickets $20 each). Advance  and Regular Fees on Registration form download on link below.

Thursday 26 January 2012 (7:30 p.m.-10:00p.m.): Official Start of 2012 Canadian Beekeeping Convention, with reports from CHC, CAPA, and Federal Government officials in Concert Hall. This session is open to all registered attendees.

Friday 27 January 2012 (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.): Registration Desk opens at 8:00 a.m. and at 8:30a.m. the First Full Day of Convention begins in the Crystal Ballroom. Research Symposium and Tradeshow takes place all day (Foyer and Crystal Ballroom). Specific Time , Speakers and other Details to be announced as they become available. Keynote speakers identified below. (Extra lunch tickets $20 for non registered guests).

Friday 27 January 2012 (6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.): Social Evening consisting of Buffet Banquet, Cash Bar, Awards Ceremony, Research Auction, and Social time for attendees held in the Concert Hall. Tickets $50.00 each.

Saturday 28 January 2012 (8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m.): Registration Desk opens at 8:00 a.m. and at 8:30a.m., the Second and Final Day of Convention begins. Research Symposium (in Crystal Ballroom all day) and Tradeshow (until noon). Speakers and Information will be posted when available. Keynote speakers are identified below. (Extra lunch tickets for non registered guests $20 each)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

  8:00 a.m.      REGISTRATION

  8:30 a.m.          Opening Remarks – Murray Lewis, MBA President, Austin, MB 

   8:45 a.m.          A Preliminary Economic Analysis of Honey Bee Mortality and Morbidity Risk Factors and their Financial and Social Costs: A Canadian Case Study – Miriam Bixby, Univ. BC, Vancouver, BC 

9:00 a.m.          TBA

9:30 a.m.          Honey Bee Imports Regulations: Managing Risks and Meeting Industry Needs – Medhat Nasr, AARD, Edmonton, AB

10:00 a.m.        COFFEE

10:30 a.m.        Distribution of Small Hive Beetle in Ontario and Provincial Response Paul Kozak, OMAFRA, Guelph, ON

11:00 a.m.        Life Cycles of SHB in Essex Quarantine Zone and Developing Best Management Practices Les Eccles, OBA Tech-Transfer Team, Guelph, ON

11:30 a.m.          The Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida) : Efficiency on In-hive Control Martine Bernier, Univ. Laval, Québec, QC

  12:00 noon      LUNCH –

  1:00 p.m.        When Pesticides Interact – Marion Ellis, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

 1:30 p.m.        Managing Varroa Mites – Keeping it Safe for Bees and HoneyJerry Hayes, Florida Dept. of Agric. Services, Gainesville, FL, USA

2:00 p.m .        Next-generation Integrated Pest Management Tools for Beekeeping Shelley Hoover, AAFC, Beaverlodge AB and Univ. BC

2:30 p.m .        Effects of Carbon Dioxide and Modified Ventilation on the Mortality of Varroa Mite in Overwintering Colonies Rasoul Bahreini, U of M, Winnipeg, MB

3:00 p.m .        COFFEE

3:30 p.m.        Genome Canada Project Steve Pernal, AAFC, Beaverlodge, AB

4:00 p.m.        Identification and Application of Protein markers for Marker-assisted Selection of VSH and Hygienic Behaviour Leonard Foster, Univ. BC, Vancouver, BC

4:30 p.m.         Fall Treatments Against Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) Mitigates Prevalence of Three Harmfull Viruses in Honey Bee Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies Pierre Giovenazzo, Univ. Laval, Québec, QC

5:00 p.m.         Deformed Wing Viruses (DWV): Can it be Managed? Suresh Desai, U of M, Winnipeg, MB

5:30 p.m.         Adjournment   

7:00 p.m.         Banquet / Research Auction (open bar @ 6:30 pm)

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

8:00 a.m.      REGISTRATION

8:30 a.m.          Screening Trial Report: Varroa Mite Control Products – Rob Currie, U of M, Winnipeg, MB

9:00 a.m.          Testing Soft Chemicals for Varroa Control Under Prairie Conditions Graham Parsons, SBA, Prince Albert, SK

9:30 a.m.          Summer and Fall Application of MiteAway Quick Strips in Southern Ontario – Janet Tam, OBA Tech-Transfer Team, Guelph, ON

10:00 a.m.        COFFEE

10:30 a.m.        Protecting Hawaii’s Bees and Beekeepers Danielle Downey, Hawaii Dept of Agric, Hilo, HI, USA

11:00 a.m.        Risk Assessment -Making Pesticide Registration Safer for Bees and Food Marion Ellis, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

11:30 a.m.        Impact of Cranberry Pollination on Honey Bee Colonies and of a Supplementary Feeding During the Pollination Georges Martin, CRSAD, Deschambault, QC

12:00 noon      LUNCH –

1:00 p.m.        The Effects of Nosema ceranae on Honey Bee Health – Mike Gobrlish, U of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

1:30 p.m.        The Biology, Disinfection and Chemotherapy of Nosema ceranae  – Abdullah Ibrahim, AAFC, Beaverlodge, AB

2:00 p.m .        I s Nosema ceranae an Emergent and Highly Pathogenic Parasite of Honey Bees in North America? Ernesto Guzman, U of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2:30 p.m .        Nosema, Can It Be Managed?Jerry Hayes, Florida Dept. of Agric. Services, Gainesville, FL, USA

3:00 p.m .        OPEN Q & A on NOSEMA DISEASE

3:15 p.m .        COFFEE

3:30 p.m.        Manitoba Honey and Pollen Residue Survey Greg Adrian, MAFRI, Winnipeg, MB

4:00 p.m.         Skunk Bait Evaluation Study David Ostermann, MAFRI, Winnipeg, MB

4:30 p.m.         ADJOURNMENT

 See Registration Form for information on Convention Rates and options, plus directions on booking rooms directly with Hotel Fort Garry.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Beekeeping, Honey

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