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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.


Beginner’s Beekeeping Course, February 2021

Dates have been confirmed for our Winter 2021 online beekeeping course, and online signup is open.

Bees & Equipment

Bee Packages 2021

  • Delivery April 16th, 2021, approximately 5pm
  • Only members in good standing are eligible for purchase.


Recent News Highlights

CDBA 2021 Speakers List

In general, I 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 …

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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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February 27, 2021   9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beginners Beekeeping Winter 2021

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.