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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Residential Beekeeping: Best-practice guidelines for nuisance-free beekeeping in Oregon

This publication outlines guidelines for best practices for beekeeping in residential areas. It outlines the steps residential beekeepers can take to operate their bees in nuisance-free manner.

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Wednesday, June 13 – General Meeting

Dr. Medhat Nasr, provincial apiculturist will present, “New policies and regulations for antibiotics and bee movements: Whatever happen to our bee health?”

Ken Crebbin, former President of CDBA, will discuss, ”Summer Management”. Ken has about 40 hives southeast of Calgary and has kept bees since the 1980s.

Forest Lawn Legion - 7:00 pm
55 40 St SE, Calgary

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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)

The 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress

Montréal, September 8 to 12, 2019

APIMONDIA is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. Its objective is to facilitate the exchange of information and discussions where beekeepers, scientists, honey-traders, agents for development, technicians and legislators meet to listen, discuss and learn from one another.

The Congress will cover a broad spectrum of beekeeping and apicultural sciences... a showcase of world-wide advancements in the science of apiculture.