Stephen Bennett - LEAN-BEE
Photo: Stephen Bennett - LEAN-BEE

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.


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

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Membership Signup for 2019

Our new online form is ready for sign up and 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.


Will Pratt - Chestermere Swarm

Report a Swarm

Send our volunteer swarm-catchers an email at telling us about your swarm:

  • Include your phone, email and if possible a picture of the swarm and the bees.
  • The location of the swarm (street address)
  • How high up it is, where its located (on a tree, fence, roof etc.)
  • Be ready to answer a call back.

Upcoming Events

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November 2, 2019   9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beginners Beekeeping Fall 2019

Calgary and District Beekeepers Association (CDBA) is pleased to present a 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.

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November 13, 2019   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

General Meeting — November

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December 11, 2019   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bees and Beers — December