What We Do
The focus of the association is beekeeping in southern Alberta and Calgary in particular. The club hosts both formal meetings with an information focus in a meeting facility, the less formal "Bees & Beers" at the Kensington Legion and seasonal events such as our summer Bar-Bee-Q.
We organize group/club buys of nucs, 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
REPORT a SWARM
| Send us an
email telling us about your swarm.
Include your phone or email.
The location of the swarm (street address).
How high up it is, etc.
The World's Sweetest Honey
This is a recording of Ron Miksha's presentation at the January Banquet and Honey Competition.
Bee Package Program for 2017
Details are on our BEE STORE page.
Packages are sold out.
of drawn comb are still available.
Monthly General Meeting - Wed April 12
Parkdale Community Centre 7PM
Speaker is Medhat Nasr: "Spring Management of Honey Bees".
Topics include bee package installations, swarm conrol, doing splits and queen introductions.
1: April Meeting with Medhat Nasr will include some information on this.
2: Watch the CalgaryBeekeepers@Yahoogroups.com postings.
Members may contact our membership secretaries to be sure you receive these postings.
3: Global Patties website has information on how & when to use patties. See the section on "Don't Stop Now! We're just getting started"
Aggie Days-Stampede Honey Competition Results
Tasters' Choice: Tibor Hickman
Award winners from the Aggie Days event will be displayed at the Calgary Stampede in July.
Download EVENT RESULTS for 2017
Alberta Apiculture: Annual Report for 2016
The Annual Report by Medhat Nasr was issued Jan 9, 2017. It contains a great overview of the year's results.
Download or view a copy here.
For more information from Alberta Apiculture view here.
Bee Health App for Smart Phones
Available from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, this app is intended to help you with on-the-spot pest and disease diagnosis and treatment options.
It's free and available for Android and iPhone.
Please go to the Apple App Store or google play store and search for bee health app. It is already there and can be down loaded.
IPM: Recommendations for Management of Honey Bee Diseases & Pests in Alberta
See "Recommendations for mangement of Honey Bee Diseases and Pests 2014-2015.
See the Alberta Apiculture page for the above and more provincial releases and information items.
PID: Premises Identification Program
Alberta Beekeepers, hobby and commercial, must apply for a Premises Identifcation Account and register at least one location.
See our "Beekeeping Resources" page and the "Rules and Regulations" section for links to more information and applications forms.
Visit the Alberta Apiculture website
Email Alberta Apiculture: email@example.com
Downloadable Beekeepers Registration form