What We Do


The focus of the association is beekeeping in southern Alberta and Calgary in particular. The club hosts both formal meetings with an information focus in a meeting facility, the less formal "Bees & Beers" at the Kensington Legion and seasonal events such as our summer Bar-Bee-Q.

We organize group/club buys of nucs, bee supplies and inform you of upcoming courses, seminars and other special events.

 

Whether you are a long-time beekeeper or find yourself bee-less in Calgary, you are welcome to join our club and attend our events.


REPORT a SWARM
Send us an email telling us about your swarm.
Include your phone or email.
The location of the swarm (street address).
How high up it is, etc.


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The World's Sweetest Honey
This is a recording of Ron Miksha's presentation at the January Banquet and Honey Competition.

Announcements






Beginner’s Beekeeping Course:
Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, both days

Forest Lawn Legion
755 40 St SE, Calgary, AB

Registration Fee: $275.00 will include:
-Beekeeping in Western Canada Manual.
-Handout material,
-Membership to CDBA
-Lunches, coffee/ tea, drinks and snacks.

Course Registration or questions: Submit registration forms and payments to Thomas by emailing: calgarybeekeepers@gmail.com
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Small hive beetle found in bees shipped from Ontario to New Brunswick for pollination
Read the Notice from the Provincial Apiculturist (PDF, 142KB)
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Monthly Meeting: June 14 2017
Reece Chandler will speak on "Foulbrood and the use of Antibiotics"
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Aggie Days-Stampede Honey Competition Results
Liquid Light:

1-Jacquie Keenan
2-Cheryl Francis
3-Kelly Shepard
Liquid Dark:
1-Cheryl Francis
2-Mark Jobson
3-Tibor Hickman
Creamed/Crystallized:
1-Tibor Hickman
2-Will Pratt
Tasters' Choice: Tibor Hickman

Award winners from the Aggie Days event will be displayed at the Calgary Stampede in July.
Download EVENT RESULTS for 2017

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Alberta Apiculture: Annual Report for 2016
The Annual Report by Medhat Nasr was issued Jan 9, 2017. It contains a great overview of the year's results.
Download or view a copy here.

For more information from Alberta Apiculture view here.
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Bee Health App for Smart Phones
Available from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, this app is intended to help you with on-the-spot pest and disease diagnosis and treatment options.
It's free and available for Android and iPhone.
Please go to the Apple App Store or google play store and search for bee health app. It is already there and can be down loaded.

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IPM: Recommendations for Management of Honey Bee Diseases & Pests in Alberta

See "Recommendations for mangement of Honey Bee Diseases and Pests 2014-2015.
See the Alberta Apiculture page for the above and more provincial releases and information items.

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PID: Premises Identification Program

Alberta Beekeepers, hobby and commercial, must apply for a Premises Identifcation Account and register at least one location.
See our "Beekeeping Resources" page and the "Rules and Regulations" section for links to more information and applications forms.

Visit the Alberta Apiculture website
Email Alberta Apiculture: bee@gov.ab.ca
Downloadable Beekeepers Registration form