Events
 

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RRAA General Meeting and Event Topics
 
 
                CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2016
Mar 8 General Meeting. Spring Management. Review of MBA Symposium. Other details later.
   
Feb26-27 Beekeepers 110th Symposium, Canad Inns Polo Park. 1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB Keynote speakers: Giovenazzo, Brunner,Guzman. Theme: Beekeeping for Sustainability.
   
Feb 9 General Meeting. Possible talk on Roof Top Beekeeping. Member Questions and Comments. More info on Bee yard at Assiniboine Park or at Lockport area site.
   
Jan 12
Welcome to New Year. 2016 Fees due. RRAA Annual Meeting, Waldemar Damert elected President. Welcome Marg Smith to Exec. Rheal reviewed Bee Act and Biosecurity workshop.
2016 meetings at new location, ELMWOOD LEGION HALL, 920 Nairn Ave, EK 
   
                  CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2015
 Nov 10 Year-end celebration. Gadget Night demonstrating items beekeepers use to make life easier. Member Questions. Handling frames or containers of granulated honey.
   
 Oct 13 Making Manitoba Queens for sustainability. Establish Nominating Committee for 2016 executive. Review of Honey Show promotion. Discuss developing a club demonstration site.
   
 Sept 8  First meeting at new location, ELMWOOD LEGION HALL, 920 Nairn Ave, EK Discussed Honey Year, Treatment/Feeding for Winter. Meeting started at 7:30p.m.
   
May 12 General Meeting. How to raise Manitoba Queens by Waldemar Damert. Q&A time
   
Apr 14 General Meeting. Waldemar talked about selecting bee stock for best results.
   
Mar 10 General Meeting. Spring Management. Review of MBA Symposium. Integrated Pest Management information.
   
Feb27-28 Beekeepers 109th Symposium, Canad Inns Polo Park. 1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB Keynote speakers: Dennis vanEngelsdorp. Theme: Beekeeping for Sustainability.
   
Feb 10 General Meeting. Video: Keeping Bees in Frozen North America. Member Questions and Comments.
   
Jan 13 Welcome to New Year. 2015 Fees due. RRAA Annual Meeting, Waldemar Damert elected President. Waldemar talked about proper ways to feed carbohydrates.
   
                 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2014
Nov 18 "Gadgets Night" Social Evening. Appreciation for Charles & Jim retiring from exec.
Oct 21 David Ostermann - slides on Wild Pollinators. Waldemar Daemart - use of styrofoam for winter wraps.
Sep 26-28 Honey Days held at The Forks Market. Display of competition products, Industry Information, Artisans Honey and Wax products for sale. Talk to people who produce food for you! Theme-"Keep Manitoba Bees Buzzing"
Sep 9 Phillipine exchange students - about learning Canadian beekeeping experiences. Rheal - overview of fall treatment options. Volunteers for Honey Show put names on list..
May 30 Day of Bee - Celebrated Importance of Pollination for much of our food.
May 13 Rheal Lafreniere dealt with Spring Management (Part 2), plus What we learned in the past ten years.
Apr 8 Melissa Dupuis reviews keeping bees on roof top of U of W. Lance Waldner tips for making Nuclear colonies.
Mar 11 Charles Polcyn talked about experience in Cuba eating honey yet not finding beekeepers.
Fe28 Beekeepers 108th Symposium, Canad Inns Polo Park.
Feb 11 Josh Kolesar reviewed changes at BeeOutfitter store.
Jan 14 Annual General Meeting. Waldemar Damert talk about What beekeepers can do in January/February.
   
                  CALENDAR OF EVENTS COMPLETED IN 2013
Nov 12 Windup for year. Several talked about beekeeping ideas and gadgets. Social time.
Oct 8 David Ostermann-Winter Wrapping. Results of Honey Days. Volunteers for Nominating Committee.
Sep 27 Honey Days at Forks Market.
Sep 10 Rheal  - Fall Management - Risk Reduction via Tough Decisions, new RRAA Logo T-Shirts introduced.
June 20 Field Day for Beekeepers at Ash Apiaries Ltd, Gilbert Plains,
May 25 Day of Bee - Celebrated Importance of Pollination for much of our food.
May 14 Ron Rudiak -- Beekeepers Risk of acquiring Lyme Disease and how to get treatment underway.
April 26 Celebrated 50 years since RRAA start April 1963. Honourary Life Award to Ron Rudiak.
April 9 David Ostermann spoke on Spring Management as Bees should be out doors already.
Mar 12 Waldemar Damert, Beausejour, described Jenter Queen Rearing and his Beekeeping Experiences
Mar 1-2 Beekeepers Convention/Symposium, Winnipeg. Small Hive Beetle presentations.
Feb 12 Members talked about new logo, future meeting topics, catching skunks, etc Q and A session.
Jan 8 AGM, Elections, Finance Report. Charles Polcyn presentation on urban bylaw update.
   
                    EVENTS COMPLETED IN 2012
Nov 13 Fall Wrap up. "Gadgets Night" and a Social Evening.
Oct 9 Wintering Bees successfully-Outdoor requirements/Indoor requirements. Honey Show stories.
Sep 28 Honey Show. Forks Market. Bees, Honey, Equipment, Competition, Talk to Artisan Beekeepers.
Sep 11 Prep for Honey Show. David Ostermann--Fall management-Feeding, varroa treatments, etc
June 7 Beekeeper Field Day - Derrco Apiaries, Anola. Queen grafting, nuc prep, etc.
May 26 Day of Honey Bee. Live Bees, Hear bees Buzz, Talk to Beekeepers.
May 8 Queen Rearing in Manitoba by David Dawson.
April 10 Candle and other Bees Wax product workshop by Kerry Hourd. Hive lifter demo.
Mar 13 Spring Management night - David Ostermann, Pollination Apiarist,
Feb 14 Beekeepers Convention/Symposium summary by Rheal Lafreniere.
Jan 26 2012 Can Bee Conv./Symp./Tradeshow Theme: Healthy Environment-Healthy Hive-Healthy Bees.
Jan 10 AGM, Elections, Finance Report. Charles Polcyn presentation on Cucuta, Columbia
   
                   PROGRAM AND EVENTS COMPLETED IN 2011
Jan 11 Report on the American Beekeeping Federation meeting in Galveston.
Feb 8 Video about bees disappearing from their hives in USA. 
Mar 4-5 Beekepers' Symposium / Convention Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg.
Mar 8 Report on MBA Symposium noting importance of raising local Queens.
Mar 18 Ag in the City, Forks Market Winnipeg. - importance of Manitoba for Agriculture products 
April 12 Spring Management.
May 10 Organic Honey Production and WeatherFarm, a weather reporting network.
May 29 Day of Honey Bee promotion at Forks Market
June 22 Field Day at Glenlea Research Station. -Varroa Screening Product research project
Sep 13 Philippine beekeeping experiences. Integrated Pest Management training using CHC booklet.
Se30 Honey Show - Forks Market, Winnipeg. New Photo Category.
Oct 13 Beekeeping needs of Urban people. Member feedback
Nov 13 Tower beekeeping. Members discussed "Gadgets" found useful.
   
(page updated 13 Jan 2016)