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 events.
Queens from KONA, Hawaii
Bert Blouin has a consignment of Queens from BeeMaid labeled "KONA".
$27 each. Contact Bert (403) 286-3814.
For more livestock purchase opportunities in the form of packages, nucs or colonies or queens, the BEE STORE page on this site lists suppliers who will be able to supply bees directly to you.
Those wishing to advertise livestock for sale are welcome to post your offer on our newsgoup, CalgaryBeekeepers @ Yahoogroups...
Mites, Meds & More
"Recommendations for Management of Honey Bee Pests and Diseases in Alberta - 2013" - Alberta Agriculture
Medhat has published a checklist and this year's update of the "Recommendations..." as a PDF. They are available on the Alberta Agriculture website:
798 registered beekeepers
274,600 producing colonies
124 lb/56 kg - average yield/colony
34,050,400 lb/15,445 metric tonnes honey produced
...read more survey results for 2011 and prior years.
Two retiring commercial beekeepers are offering extraction services to members. You are welcome to contact them:
Joe Andreae: (403) 279-9125 or email
Peter Beermann: (403) 279-9283 or email
Visit the Alberta Apiculture website
Email Alberta Apiculture: firstname.lastname@example.org