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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 education meetings with information presentations, the less formal “Bees & Beers”, and seasonal events such as our summer Bar-Bee-Q. Check out our events page on the website for the latest information!

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.


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

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Reminder: Beekeeper Registration Notice

As a reminder it is time to submit your annual Beekeeper Registration Form. Your current registration will expire at the end of June.

According to the Bee Act, a beekeeper is “a person who owns and possesses bees or beekeeping equipment or both.” This means that even if you only own used equipment, you are still required to register every year.

Beekeeper Registration Form. If you need help, there is a step by step guide: Beekeeping Registration.

Also check out the updated resources page.


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Membership Signup for 2024 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.

Recent News Highlights

Beekeeping Bylaw – City of Calgary Beekeeping Registration Requirements

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 October 2024

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