May 4 2018

On May 9th, I will be speaking in front of our provincial government’s standing committee on the Sustainable Watersheds Act in Bill 7. I will represent the Manitoba Beekeepers Association and during my presentation I will support the Keystone Agricultural Producers effort to promote ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services)within our provincial government’s policy.
Natural lands and prairie wet lands provide the diversity of plant growth which provides food for our honey bees. Our opinion is not to interfere with cultivated land management projects but to solely focus on projects in marginal eco-sensitive lands to develop projects around the margins. Our vision aligns with KAP, “The vision of ALUS is to create a healthy landscape that sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians”

The ALUS program may come back to life in Manitoba