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Calgary and District Beekeepers Association

Welcome! We are a non-profit organization promoting and encouraging good beekeeping practices in southern Alberta and Calgary in particular. We host both formal meetings with an information presentations, 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 packages, 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 — see Membership Signup.

This website includes practical beekeeping advice for all seasons, with details about swarm management, bee disease and treatment options, feeding, and overwintering.

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Members can participate in the discussions on our Newsgroup.
You are welcome to visit us on Facebook

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Membership Signup for 2022 is Now Open

Our new online form is ready for sign up or renewal of your annual CDBA membership.

Your membership helps to pay for our regular meetings, some free courses, website, and other other club activities throughout the year.

Announcements

Recent News Highlights

2022 Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to 2022 Calgary and District Beekeepers Association photo contest winners! Overall Winner: Katie Merchant Category 1 Hives during the year First – Katie Merchant Second – Jillian  Logee Third …

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Q&A Session with Experts – September 7, 2022 @ 7pm

With Panelists: Dr. Medhat Nasr – SBDC – Technology Adaptation Program Lead and former Alberta Provincial Apiculturist Ron Miksha – University of Calgary researcher, badbeekeepingblog.com blogger and former CDBA president and …

CDBA 2022 Speakers Series

Take your beekeeping skills to the next level with the Calgary and District Beekeepers 2022 Speakers Series. We have arranged for 15 research scientists, regulatory experts and beekeepers to give …

Beekeeping Bylaw – City of Calgary Beekeeping Registration Open

The City of Calgary has introduced beekeeping by-laws as part of the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw (effective January 1, 2022) which includes permitting requirements for all beekeepers within the City. …

Upcoming Events

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Beginners Beekeeping Course November 2022

Calgary and District Beekeepers Association (CDBA) is pleased to present a City of Calgary approved Beginner’s Beekeeping Course. This course covers topics that you need to know to start beekeeping and become a hobby beekeeper in your own backyard or become a commercial beekeeper. It is designed to provide the knowledge you will need for the entire beekeeping year.