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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 2021

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.

Current signups expire at the end of 2021.


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CDBA 2021 Speakers List

Like every year CDBA has an exciting list of speakers and presenters.

Check out the list of the currently scheduled events on the link below.

Bees & Equipment

Important: No Packages 2021. NZ Packages are cancelled for the second year in a row.

I hate to do this but we just got word from our supplier that for the second year in a row the package delivery has to be cancelled.
Air Canada pulled the plug last night. They are not flying the route so there is no option to bring packages from NZ to Canada.
Everyone who already paid will be reimbursed.
If you have ordered comb let us know if you still want that.
Now before all the “know it better” contributors go on social media again like last year and bash the club please look at the facts:
Transporting bees by air needs special planes with pressure and air controlled cargo rooms. You can’t simply put them in the cargo room of a passenger plane with the luggage they will die.
There is not enough cargo on that route that’s why Air Canada cancelled. It’s the sad truth.
I am sorry to have to do this but we have no choice
Thank you
Thomas Schweizer, President CDBA

Recent News Highlights

CDBA 2021 Speakers List

In general, we have scheduled speakers to discuss topics that are relevant to the time of the year; however, some speakers were scheduled based on availability. We typically do not …

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All in-person meetings and events canceled

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic we are forced to cancel all in-person events and meetings until restrictions are lifted. Online events may be held — check our events schedule.

Upcoming Events

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