The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association has learned that Derek Micholson has been named as the new apiarist for the province. A Winnipeg resident, Derek completed his my MSc in Entomology (focused on honey bees) from the University of Manitoba, BSc in Environmental Sciences and BA in International Development Studies at the University of Winnipeg and has 12 years of full-time research experience working under Dr. Rob Currie at the University of Manitoba, among other qualifications. He can be reached via email at: Derek.Micholson@gov.mb.ca.
Derek takes over from Rhéal Lafrenière, who recently retired from the role.