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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.


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

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Membership Signup for 2020

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.


Bees & Equipment

Bee Packages 2020

  • Delivery April 24th, 2020, approximately 5pm
  • Only members in good standing are eligible for purchase.


Upcoming Events

January 26, 2020   4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Calgary & District Beekeepers Association 2020 Potluck and Honey Competition

Hello fellow beekeepers. The annual winter potluck supper will again be held the last Sunday in January, 2020.
Competition cutoff 5:00 p.m.
Potluck supper 5:30 p.m.

March 7, 2020   9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beginners Beekeeping Spring 2020

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.