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


An evening with Ian Steppler

Monday February 25, 2019, 7-9pm


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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.

CDBA Potluck

Potluck and Honey Competition

Sunday, January 27, 4:30–7:30 pm

  • Doors open 4:30 p.m.
  • Competition cutoff 5:00 p.m.
  • Potluck supper 5:30 p.m.
  • Ron Miksha speaks
  • 12 ribbons to be won and door prizes

Westgate Community Centre

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2019 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop

February 5–6, 2019 in Leduc

Alberta Beekeepers Commission

The 2018 Integrated Beekeeping Management System: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop addresses current honey bee health and management issues.

Executive Royal Hotel & Conference Centre Leduc

8450 Sparrow Dr, Leduc, AB

Monica Colville - Saturday at the Hive

Beginner’s Beekeeping Course

  • Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, both days
  • Registration Fee: $250.00 (must be a member)
Bees & Equipment

Bee Packages 2019

Calgary and District Beekeepers Association will again have Packages available in 2019.

  • Price $219 per package, (1 kg bees and 1 queen)
  • We expect delivery in late April 2019.
  • Only members in good standing are eligible for purchase.
  • Stay tuned for more information on how to order.