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 Forest Lawn 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.


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.

Horticulture: Bees and Trees and Flowers - How you can help the bees

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Beginner’s Beekeeping Course

Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018
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 information and payment to Thomas by emailing: calgarybeekeepers@gmail.com

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2017 Alberta Provincial Apiculturist Annual Report

—Dr. Medhat Nasr, Alberta Provincial Apiculturist

The Provincial Apiculturist Report is very informative and states an Average Winter Mortality of 28.8% for last winter (2016-2017). Comments about the winter mortality are provided in Section C of the report. It also provides statistics about the beekeeping industry in Alberta and bee pests and disease inspections.
Read the Annual Report (PDF, 276KB)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop

February 6–7, 2018 in Edmonton

The 2018 Integrated Beekeeping Management System: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop addresses current honey bee health and management issues.