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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Guidelines for Safe Urban Beekeeping in Calgary

Keeping honey bees in an urban setting requires responsible management to ensure safety and promote goodwill with neighbours. It is in everyone’s best interest if beekeepers are sensitive to the public’s safety and concerns. This document is intended to be a guideline for responsible honey bee management in the city of Calgary.

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Bees and Beers

Wed. December 12, 2018
Forest Lawn Legion, 7 p.m.

Next Meeting: AGM

Wed. January 9, 2019
Forest Lawn Legion, 7 p.m.

Revoking the Quarantine Order under s. 8(1) of the Bee Act re: Small Hive Beetle in Peace River

From: Medhat Nasr, October 9, 2018

Alberta Beekeepers,
The order of Alberta Provincial Apiculturist to quarantine the Small Hive Beetle diseased bees and beekeeping equipment in Peace River under Section 8(1) Bee Act, (R.S.A. 2000, Chapter B-2) has been revoked. Following recent inspections, the Provincial Apiculturist and bee inspectors appointed under section 2 of the Bee Act are satisfied that the quarantined owners/operators have fulfilled the conditions outlined in the Small Hive Beetle Quarantine Order. There are no further findings of the Small Hive Beetle in these operations. The revocation date is effective October 1, 2018.

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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.