July 20 2019

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**ATTENTION MANITOBA BEEKEEPERS**

We need a little bit of your time to fill out a survey help us develop and deliver a Tech Transfer Program to Manitoba Beekeepers.

Rheal Lafreniere, Daryl Wright and Les Eccles have put together a Survey which has been sent to all beekeepers across Manitoba. The purpose of this survey is to gather information to determine the importance of a Tech Transfer Program to Manitoba beekeeping industry and to determine the priorities for the projects and services to which it would be most valuable to beekeepers.

A Manitoba Tech Transfer Program can focus it’s projects and services into any area which we feel is important to our Beekeeping industry. Projects and Services that a Tech Transfer Program can offer are as follows:

-Education and Training – New, Intermediate, Experienced/Advanced Workshops
-Research Priorities- focused on any type of applied research project at the beekeeper level, geared to help decipher research from abroad and translate it into actual tangible tools beekeepers can use to help manage our colonies
-Provide Industry Services – Pest and Disease Monitoring, Resistance tracking, Bee Breading Testing,
-Provide a channel of communication with other industry stakeholders – a program designed to reach out, represent and collaborate with the MBA, CHC, MB commercial/sideline/hobby beekeepers, MB Provincial Apiarist, Agricultural Industry Associations, MB Ministry of Agriculture, U of M, out of Province Academic Institutions, Federal beekeeping stakeholders, other provincial Associations and Tech Transfer Programs,

This survey has been emailed out. Please take the time and provide input into this important initiative. Our beekeeping industry needs support. This Tech Transfer Program will be designed to provide the technical, research and program based support services needed by Manitoba beekeepers. This is a program geared for Manitoba beekeepers, directed by Manitoba beekeepers, to directly benefit Manitoba beekeepers.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to any director or directly to our Secretary, Daryl Wright. Contact info can be found at www.manitobabee.org

July 5 2019

Sitting in a gazebo on the water front at lake of the woods watching my kids pull in countless jack off the dock this evening. Getting away is such an important thing. Decomposing, family time, being lazy, swimming, outdoor wilderness, water craft fun, fishing… I’m enjoying our time away. Enjoy the video,
Cheers!