Club Events

Upcoming Meetings – Save the Date!

All monthly meetings are held at the Parkdale United Church at 7pm unless otherwise noted. 

Address: 2919 8 Avenue NW

September 13, 2023

Topic: Fall management, feeding and varroa. Pollen patties and fondant will be available for purchase from Worker and Hive.

October 11, 2023

November 8, 2023

December 13, 2023

January 10, 2024

February 7, 2024

March 13, 2024

April 10, 2024

May 8, 2024

Bees and Beers

Location: Jamesons in Brentwood
(3790 Brentwood Rd NW Calgary)
Date / Time:  July 26, 2023 at 5:30 pm

CDBA AGM and May Meeting – John Moerschbacher (Summer Management) and Tibor Hickman (Nosema testing microscope)

Date: May 17, 2023 at 7pm

Location: Parkdale United Church 2919 8 Ave NW

Join us for the Annual General Meeting, John Moerschbacher (Topic: Summer Management) and bring you sample of bees for Nosema testing with Tibor.


April 2023 Meeting – Hybrid (Zoom and In Person)

Date: April 12, 2023 at 7pm

Location: Parkdale United Church 2919 8 Ave NW

Topic: Queen Supercedure, Dr. Juliana Rangel, Assoc. Professor of Apiculture

March 2023 Meeting – In Person

Date: March 8, 2023 at 7pm

Location: Parkdale United Church 2919 8 Ave NW

Topic: Spring Management with Calgary beekeeper John Moerschbacher

For those of you getting ready for spring, Global Patties will be at the meeting selling pollen patties. To make things simple, you can pre-order for pick up at the meeting. Contact Global Patties at:

403-948-6084 Ext 105

CDBA Winter Potluck Dinner

February 12, 2023 5-9pm at the Wildwood Community Centre

4411 Spruce Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B1

The evening includes delicious food and an entertaining speaker.

More news will be posted online and via our Google group  as we get closer
to February, but mark your calendar now!

Click the link below to sign up!!/showRSVPSignUp/9040a4dada92aa2fb6-beekeepers

Elise Watson of ABC Bees will be doing a presentation. If you don’t know Elise you can check out here Bio HERE
Worker and Hive has donated fabulous prizes and we will be cooking up some beef on a bun and Vegetarian sloppy joes.
We will not be having an official honey competition this year, but fear not. We will be having a Members Choice Honey Competition sponsored by Worker and Hive Bee Supply.
Here are the details.
There will be 2 categories
  • Liquid
  • Creamed
Every Jar will need a write up on why your honey is the best. This can be anything at all, serious, funny, something to convince the honey testers to vote for you. (just keep it clean and no names on your description or your jars)
Your honey will be assigned a number so it will be anonymous.
All the honey will be set up for testing (Points for presentation)
If you wish to test the honey and vote. You will be given a test plate and a voting ballot.
The 2 jars of honey to receive the most votes (one in each category)  will win a fabulous prize donated by worker and hive. There will also be a prize for best write up and jar presentation so get those thinking caps on.
The Wildwood Community Center has a lovely skating rink so come early, bring the kids or grandkids have a skate and stay for the fun.

2023 Speaker Series

This Speakers Series is available to members of the Calgary and District Beekeepers Association as part of your membership fee of $25/year (CDBA Memberships). Presentations will be recorded and are available to members to review whenever you like. Check out the link above for details!

Note: link to the online Zoom meeting will be shared via the CDBA Google email group.