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Wed Jan 13 Monthly meeting:
Annual General Meeting
Elections, Bee Purchase
Membership renewals for 2016 and new memberships are welcomed.
Speaker: Andony Melathopoulos Ph.D.
"Basic to Advanced Methods for Increase Management in the Spring"

Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Sat Jan 30 Potluck and Honey Show
5:00 PM: Doors open, submit honey samples upon arrival
Potluck dinner followed by the results of the honey competition.
Members and Invited Guests Only; watch your email for details
Banff Trail Community Centre
Feb 9-10 IPM: Integrated Pest Management Workshop
See website for Beekeepers Commission of Alberta
Edmonton: Executive Royal Inn
Wed Feb 10 Monthly meeting: Neil Bertram-late winter hive checks & management Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed Mar 9

Monthly meeting: Dr. Medhat Nasr. Lastest news and concerns from Alberta Apiculture including a segment on Small Hive Beetle

Parkdale Community Centre - 7:15 PM
3512 - 5 Avenue NW

Wed Apr 13 Monthly meeting: Parkdale Community Centre - 7 PM
3512 - 5 Avenue NW
5 day event
April 5-10
Aggie Days: (Wed-Fri) - registered school groups,
(Saturday & Sunday) Family Fun Days .
See More information on the AGGIE DAYS website.
Saturday & Sunday: Free Admission, No Coupon Required
Stampede Park
Agrium Western Event Centre
     
April 9-10 1st Annual Aggie Days Honey Show and Competition
Open to any beekeeper or honey producer from any country.
Stampede Park: Agrium Western Event Centre
April 9 Making Money from Honey
Sat April 9, 9AM - 4 PM
How to make a little extra cash while having fun raising bees.
For more information see: MakingHoneyFrom Honey.com
Palliser-Braeside-Pumphill Community Centre
2323 Palliser Drive SW, Calgary
April 9 (Saturday) An evening with Bee Breeder Tom Hegan.
Tom will join us for an evening with an overview of Bee Breeding in Alberta. For many years Tom ran his commercial operation SW of Edmonton raising his own queens.
$10 at the door, no pre-registration.
Parkdale Community Centre
3512 - 5 Avenue NW
7 PM - 9:30 PM
Wed May 11
Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed June 8 Monthly meeting: Parkdale Community Centre - 7 PM
3512 - 5 Avenue NW
Wed July 13 Bees & Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Sun Aug 7 Annual Summer BBQ
Members and invited guests.
This is potluck event. Watch your yahoo groups email for the invitation.
For RSVP and more information email to Will Pratt
Banff Trail Community Centre
2115 - 20 Avenue NW
6 PM - 9 PM
Sat & Sun
Aug 20-21
Priddis & Millarville Fair
Visit our Booth in the Riding Arena
You are invited to enter the Honey Competition.
2-day format this year
For more information visit the fair website
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri Aug 19 Priddis & Millarville Fair - HONEY SHOW ENTRIES
Contest Samples to be submitted Friday Aug 19
Event Results
 
Wed Sept 14 Monthly meeting:
Parkdale Community Centre - 7 PM
3512 - 5 Avenue NW
Fri Sept 9 Chestermere Fall Fair - HONEY SHOW ENTRIES
Samples may be submitted Friday or mailed in.
Judging begins at 6 PM. You are welcome to watch from the gallery.
Display open on Saturday.
Pickup your sample and any prize money and ribbons on Sat 4 PM - 5 PM

EVENT RESULTS
Enter samples: Friday 1 PM - 5 PM
Judging starts at 6 PM on Friday.
display open on Saturday in the bench show
September 10 Chestermere Fall Fair
Visit our booth in the Curling Rink building
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed Oct 12 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Nov 9 Monthly Meeting: BEE & BEAR interactions.
Mr. Jay Honeyman, Human Wildlife conflict Biologist
Alberta Environment & Parks.
Nosema testing with Tibor Hickman inside the hall
Oxalic Acid Fumigation demo with Roy Mulder at 6:30PM in parking lot
Parkdale Community Centre - 7 PM
3512 - 5 Avenue NW
Wed Dec 7 Saint Ambrose Day
Saint Ambrose of Milan is the patron saint of beekeepers and honey makers. His feast day is celebrated on December 7.
 
Thurs Dec 1 Cougar Safety Workshop: Presented by Jay Honeyman, Alberta Environment and Parks. Bear spray will be available for purchase.
Download Poster with Details.
Priddis Community Hall
7 PM
Wed Dec 14 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
     


Schedule of Meetings & Events - 2015

Wed Jan 14 Monthly meeting:
Annual General Meeting
Elections, Bee Purchase
Membership renewals for 2015 and new memberships are welcomed.

Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Sat Jan 31 Potluck and Honey Show
5:00 PM: Doors open, submit honey samples upon arrival
Potluck dinner followed by the results of the honey competition.
Members and Invited Guests Only; watch your email for details
Banff Trail Community Centre
Feb 10-11 IPM: Integrated Pest Management Workshop
See website for Beekeepers Commission of Alberta
Edmonton: Executive Royal Inn
Wed Feb 11 Monthly meeting: Spring Management Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed Mar 11

Monthly meeting: Integrated Pest Management

Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed Apr 8 Monthly meeting: Increase Management Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
5 day event
April 7-12
Aggie Days: (Wed-Fri) - registered school groups,
(Saturday & Sunday) Family Fun Days .
See More information on the AGGIE DAYS website.
Saturday & Sunday: Free Admission, No Coupon Required
Stampede Grounds
Roundup Centre / BMO Centre
Wed May 13
Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed June 10 Monthly meeting: Nectar Flow Management & Harvesting Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed July 8 Bees & Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Sat Aug 15 Priddis & Millarville Fair
Visit our Booth in the Riding Arena
You are invited to enter the Honey Competition.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun Aug 16 Annual Bar-Bee-Q 5 PM - 7 PM
Wed Sept 9 Monthly meeting: Fall Management and Winterization
Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Fri Sept 11 Chestermere Country Fair - HONEY SHOW ENTRIES
No preregistration or entry fees.
375 ml container with a 500 gram sample (approx)
Judging begins at 6 PM. You are welcome to watch from the gallery.
Display open on Saturday.
Pickup your sample and any prize money and ribbons on Sat 4 PM - 5 PM
Enter samples: Friday 1 PM - 5 PM
Judging starts at 6 PM on Friday
display open on Saturday in the bench show
Sept 12 Chestermere Country Fair
Visit our booth in the Curling Rink building
You are invited to enter the Honey Competition
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed Oct 14 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Nov 11 Monthly Meeting: Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Mon Dec 7 Saint Ambrose Day
Saint Ambrose of Milan is the patron saint of beekeepers and honey makers. His feast day is celebrated on December 7.
 
Wed Dec 9 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
     



Schedule of Meetings & Events - 2014

Wed Jan 8
(moved to 2nd Wed)
Monthly meeting:
Annual General Meeting
Elections
Membership renewals for 2014 and new memberships are welcomed.
Brentwood Coop - Community Room (downstairs)
7 - 9 PM
Sat Jan 18 Potluck and Honey Show
5:00 PM: Doors open, submit honey samples upon arrival
Potluck dinner followed by the results of the honey competition.
Members and Invited Guests Only; watch your email for details
Banff Trail Community Centre
Jan 30-31 Beekeeping for the Future: Integrated Pest Management Workshop
Guest speaker: Dr. Karl Crailsheim, Dean , Faculty of Natural Science
Graz Austria.
See website for Beekeepers Commission of Alberta
Edmonton: Fantasy Land Hotel
Feb 12 Monthly meeting: Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed Mar 12

Monthly meeting: Spring Management
Allen Dick: Organic acids and natural methods of pest control

Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed Apr 9 Bee & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
5 days
April
Aggie Days: (Wed-Fri) - registered school groups,
(Saturday & Sunday) Family Fun Days .
See More information on the AGGIE DAYS website.
Saturday & Sunday: Free Admission, No Coupon Required
Stampede Grounds
Roundup Centre / BMO Centre
Wed May 14
Monthly meeting: Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed June 11 Monthly meeting: Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed July 9 Bees & Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Aug 13 Bees & Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Sat Aug 16 Priddis & Millarville Fair
Visit our Booth in the Riding Arena
You are invited to enter the Honey Competition.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed Sept 10 Feature presentation: "Bees, Canola & Neonicotinoids"
speakers: Greg Sekulic - Canola Council of Canada
After the break: Fall Management-Pest management, Feeding, Wrapping.
Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Sept 13 Chestermere Country Fair
Visit our booth in the Curling Rink building
Entry form for the Red Ribbon Honey Competition
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed Oct 8 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Nov 12 Monthly meeting: Banff Trail Community Centre - 7PM
Wed Dec 10 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Sat Dec 7 Saint Ambrose Day
Saint Ambrose of Milan is the patron saint of beekeepers and honey makers. His feast day is celebrated on December 7.
 


Schedule of Meetings & Events - 2013

Wed Jan 9
(moved to 2nd Wed)
Monthly meeting:
Discussion of proposed Guidelines for Urban Beekeeping.
Elections (2 year terms for new executive members)
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Wed Feb 6 Bees and Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Mar 6

Monthly meeting: Spring Management

Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Wed Mar 27 Bee & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
5 days
Apr 11-14
Aggie Days: Apr 10,11,12 (Wed-Fri) - registered school groups,
Apr 13, 14 - (Saturday & Sunday) Family Fun Days .
See More information on the AGGIE DAYS website.
Saturday & Sunday: Free Admission, No Coupon Required
Stampede Grounds
Roundup Centre / BMO Centre
Wed May 1
Monthly meeting: Colony Increase Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Fri/Sat May 3-4 Bee-ginners Beekeeping Course
Sponsored: Alberta Agriculture, Growing Forward
Dr. Medhat Nasr plus other speakers. . More course information
Airdrie Ag Centre
Wed June 5 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed July 3 Monthly meeting:
Harvest: Managing the honey flow
Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Wed Aug 7 Bees & Beers
Bowness Legion - 7 PM
Sat Aug 17 Priddis & Millarville Fair
Visit our Booth in the Riding Arena
The farmers market, held on the same day at the grounds, usually has several honey and mead producers selling and sampling their wares and products.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed Sept 4 Monthly meeting: Fall Management
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Sat Sept 14 Chestermere Country Fair
Visit our booth in the Curling Rink building
Entry form for the Red Ribbon Honey Competition
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed Oct 2 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Nov 6 Monthly meeting: Preparing for Winter
Presenters: Neil Bertram & Jim Rogers
Banff Trail Community Centre - 7PM
Wed Dec 4 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Sat Dec 7 Saint Ambrose Day
Saint Ambrose of Milan is the patron saint of beekeepers and honey makers. His feast day is celebrated on December 7.
 


Schedule of Meetings & Events - 2012

Wed Jan 11 Nuc purchases, Woodenware purchases, Bee course in February
Presentation on Green Certificate - Henry Czarnota, Olds College.
Minutes from the meeting
Brentwood Coop Community Room
7 PM
Wed Feb 8 Bees and Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Mar 14

Monthly meeting: Update on Nuc & Woodenware purchases
Presentation on Japanese hives. Presentation by Mike and Attila from Global Patties. Spring management and splits.
Minutes

Brentwood Co-op
7 PM
Tues Apr 10 Bee meeting: Dr. Medhat Nasr, Provincial Apiculturist, will join us to discuss spring management and recommendations for pest management.
Brentwood Co-op - 7 PM
Tue Apr 17 Aggie Days move-in ( big day for volunteers for move-in and setup)  
Apr 18 - 22 Aggie Days: Apr 18,19,20 (Wed-Fri) - registered school groups,
Apr 21,22 - (Saturday & Sunday) Family Fun Days .
Bee Club contact is Jim Rogers
Stampede Grounds
Roundup Centre / BMO Centre
Wed May 2
Monthly meeting: Installing a Nuc in a Langstroth hive,
Spring Management, Nuc and Equipment purchase update
Nucs should arrive in May
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Wed June 6 Followup to Nuc arrivals & next steps for new beekeepers. More on spring management & prep for the honey flow.
Allen Dick will join us as a guest speaker.
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Wed July 4 Bees & Beers
Catch up on seasonal news.
Queens available and equipment swap.
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Aug 1 Bees & Beers
Beekeepers Registration forms available
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Sun Aug 12 Bar-BEE-Q - Potluck format Joe Andreae's acreage - 3 PM -
Sat Aug 18 Priddis & Millarville Fall Fair - Coordinator: Gillian Colborne Millarville Race Track & Farmers' Market
Wed Sept 5 Monthly meeting: Winter Preparation - hive health, treating, feeding.
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Sat Sept 8
Chestermere Country Fall Fair - Coordinator: Joan Little Chestermere fair grounds
Wed Oct 3 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Wed Nov 7 Monthly meeting: Winter Prep and discussion of Honey competition Banff Trail Community Centre - 7PM
Sat Nov 24 Honey Show: Judged Honey competition
Followed by Beekeepers' Choice Award, and Potluck dinner
Results
Banff Trail Community Centre - 5 PM to 9 PM
Wed Dec 5 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7PM
Kensington Road
Fri Dec 7 Saint Ambrose Day
Saint Ambrose of Milan is the patron saint of beekeepers and honey makers. His feast day is celebrated on December 7.
 


Schedule of Meetings & Events - 2011

Wed Jan 12 Annual General Meeting with elections for the new executive Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Tue Feb 8-9 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 2-day workshop
IPM Agenda and Speakers List

Edmonton, AB T5S 1T3
Wed Feb 9 Bees and Beers
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Mon Mar 7 Queen Rearing and Breeding Workshop
Instructors: Dr. Joe Latshaw & Dr. Medhat Nasr
Airdrie -- Ag Info Centre:
9 AM - 4 PM
Wed Mar 9

Monthly meeting: Elections, Nuc & supply purchases,
Dr. Medhat Nasr will join us for an update from Alberta Agriculture and spring management -- click here for the meeting notes

Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Wed Mar 9 Queen Rearing and Breeding Workshop
Edmonton
Wed Mar 30 Special meeting: Aggie Days, equipment building, spring preparation,
Minutes
Brentwood Co-op community room
7 PM - 9:30 PM
Tue Apr 5 Aggie Days move-in ( big day for volunteers for move-in and setup)  
Wed Apr 6 - 10 Aggie Days Stampede Grounds
Wed Apr 13 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7PM
Kensington Road
Wed May 11 Monthly meeting: Requeening, Installing a Nuc in a Langstroth hive, Spring Management, Equipment Update Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
May Fri 13 & 14 Bee-ginners Beekeeping (2 day course)
Alberta Agriculture, Medhat Nasr
More information Course outline in PDF format
2 days for $141.34 + GST. Includes Lunches, coffee and the book
Beekeeping in Western Canada"
Edmonton
Wed June 8 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7PM
Kensington Road
June Fri 17 & 18 Advanced Queen Rearing & Stock Selection
Alberta Agriculture, Medhat Nasr
Hands-on field workshop (2 day course)
Pre-requisite: Person should have taken "Queen Rearing & Stock Selection" course and already rearing queens.
Edmonton

Tues July12 & Wed July 13

Honey Bees at the Calgary Stampede
Stampede runs Friday July 8 - 17, 2011
Visit our display in the youth area of the Agriculture Building.
Stampede Grounds
Agricultural Building - youth area
10 AM - 7 PM
Sat Aug 6 Bar-Bee-Q at Joe Andreas' place
... and here is a picture of most of the folks who were there.
 4 PM - 8 PM
Wed Aug 10 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7PM
Kensington Road
Sat Aug 20 Priddis & Millarville Fair - 1 day booth for the club.  
Wed Sept 14 Monthly meeting: Special guest speaker- Dr. Medhat Nasr
Winter Preparation - hive health, treating, feeding and wrapping.
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Sat Sept 17 Chestermere Fall Fair website
See Pictures of our booth and activites around the Fair
Public hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
Wed Sept 21 Calgary Jewish Community Centre
Apple and Honey Tasting in celebration of the Jewish New Year.
A few photos of the honey display...
Calgary JCC
Tues Oct 11 Meeting on 3 topics: Winter Wraps, Honey Show, Fort Calgary apiary
Meeting Notes available
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Wed Oct 12 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7PM
Kensington Road
Nov 7,8,9 Alberta Beekeepers Commission AGM More information...
Agenda
Edmonton
Wed Nov 9 Monthly meeting: Use of Formic Acid, Oxalic Acid. Smokers and smoker fuel-rolled corrigated cardboard.
Meeting Notes available
Banff Trail Community Centre
7 PM
Fri Dec 9 Honey Show: Judged Honey competition
Followed by Beekeepers' Choice Award, and Potluck dinner
Results and photos
Banff Trail Community Centre
5 PM to 9 PM.
Wed Dec 14 Bees & Beers Kensington Legion - 7PM
Kensington Road

 

Schedule of Meetings & Events - 2010

Sept 15 Dr. Medhat Nasr, Provincial Apiculturist, Alberta Agriculture
Fall Preparation, medication and information update
Brentwood Coop - 7 PM
Community meeting room
Oct 13 Bees and Beers
Informal get together and discussion
Kensington Legion - 7 PM
Kensington Road
Nov 10 Warre Hives in Alberta with John Moerschbacher Banff Trail Community Centre - 7 PM
Dec 9 Farewell dinner with Heather Clay, retiring CEO of the Canadian Honey Council
7PM at O'Sullivan's Pub