Manitoba Bee specialist- New Provincial Apiarist

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 takes over from Rhéal Lafrenière, who recently retired from the role.

MVMA full colour-01


Mission: To protect the public through the regulation of veterinary medicine, to support our members and to promote the profession in Manitoba.

Vision: A sustainable veterinary community working together to prioritize the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement: The MVMA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion across gender identity, ethnicity, religion, age, neurodiversity, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, and marital status. The MVMA membership is multicultural and we value multiple approaches and different points of view in a safe, positive and collaborative environment.


Become an MVMA Member – Learn about the requirements to become a licensed veterinarian or registered veterinary technologist.

Veterinary Medicine – Find out how veterinary medicine impacts the lives of animals.

©2019 MVMA. All rights reserved.