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.

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

Order your packages now to be delivered in April

  • Price $219 per package, (1 kg bees and 1 queen)
  • Drawn Comb $7.00 gst incl.
  • We expect delivery in late April 2019.
  • Only members in good standing are eligible for purchase.


Upcoming Meetings

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March 13, 2019   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

General Meeting — March

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April 10, 2019   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

General Meeting — April

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June 12, 2019   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

General Meeting — June