March 9 2019

I’ve enjoyed writing this blog over the years and uploading it to this page, which others can view. It has been the genesis to everything that has happened within my Beekeeping journey. Unfortunately, this page was hacked and somebody erased 11 years of my blog writings. I don’t have a back up because this project is like so much of what I do, off the cuff and on the go. So here I am, to start again, and carry on. I’m not sure what motivates people to think erasing 11 years of blog is a good idea, but obviously it is.
My next post, along with my continual YouTube uploads, will me like the rest, off the cuff and on the go👍

March 1 2019

85 yearlings and 24 2 year old bulls up for offer.

Steppler Farms 8th Annual Bull Sale, Sunday March 10 2019, 1:00 pm DST. Steppler Sale Barn, Miami Manitoba CND

Check out our bull video YouTube playlist uptop and follow along with our bull sale catalogue which can be found at:

www.stepplerfarms.com

February 22 2019

8A492FB1-0FBB-4CA2-957B-E8B1EB1C8B5DBEEKEEPER WORKSHOP
Building Profitability into your Honey Bee Business

Saturday Afternoon, February 23, 1:00 Hilton Suit Inns,
$25 walk in registration, everyone welcome!
Associate Membership SALE! $50 and get in free!

From popular demand, the Manitoba Beekeepers Association is holding it’s BEEKEERER WORKSHOP as part of it’s 113th annual convention, February 22-23. Walk in registration opens at 12:30,

An afternoon crammed full of BEEKEEPING content as we line up our key note speakers to speak on the workshop theme “Building Profitability into Your Honey Bee Business”. An afternoon crammed full of BEEKEEPING content lined up for our membership to take in and enjoy. For those beekeepers who are new or merely interested in the world of beekeeping, $25 makes this BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP for you!

The afternoon starts off with Marketing, Honey Pricing, Profitability – Jeff Fidyk, B. Comm. Business Development Specialist – Commercialization Food & Agri-Product Processing Branch, MB AG. Jeff is a sales and marketing professional with over 20 years experience spanning the grocery and food service industries. Jeff shares this body of experience with Manitoba entrepreneurs wanting to offer a new product or expand distribution of an existing product at the farm gate, at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, or to restaurants.

Following Jeff is Les Eccles, Ontarito Tech-Transfer Program lead. Les’s special interest is in honey bee breeding and stock replacement. Over the years he has focused on the development of the Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selections (ORHBS) program. Les will be speaking on the ORHBS and Strategies of Incorporating a Successful Honey Bee Breeding Program into your Operation.

To end off the workshop, Randy Oliver! Randy Oliver is well known world wide, owns and operates a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in the foothills of Grass
Valley in Northern California. He and his two sons manage about 1500 colonies for migratory pollination, and produce queens, nucs, and honey. He has over 50 years of practical beekeeping experience, plus holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences. Randy sees beekeeping through the eyes of a biologist. He closely follows bee research, engages in some himself, and enjoys sharing what he’s learned with others. Randy will be speaking on “Beekeeping in the California Foothills” where he will be profiling his multi faceted farm operation as they manage their hives through migratory pollination, to nucs and queen sales and then out for honey. Many interesting management strategies to tap profitability from every angle!

An afternoon crammed full of BEEKEEPING content lined up for our membership to take in and enjoy. For those beekeepers who are new or merely interested in the world of beekeeping, $25 makes this BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP for you!