February Meeting

February’s EDBA monthly meeting is on Tuesday, February  4th at 7pm.

Our guest speaker will be: Dr. Sarah Wood. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she studies the effects of pesticides and infectious disease on honey bees. She is also a veterinary pathologist with Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc.

Location:  Royal Executive Hotel, 8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc.   — It’s the first hotel on the right over the overpass from Airport exit. Instead of going right to the airport, go left over the overpass.


On February 3rd there is a Queen Breeders Day put on by the ABC for $55 :

Queen Breeders Day


There is als0 the 2020 Integrated Pest Management Workshop ($140 for one day, $240 for two days) on February 4th and 5th.

2020 Integrated Pest Management Workshop



October Meeting

October 24th, Thursday 7pm. Bee Maid Coop

Annual General Meeting – running an organization takes dedication and a little time. Please come volunteer for a position, share your passion with bees and test your leadership skills.

We look forward to seeing you there.

September Meeting

September 19th, Thursday 7pm. Bee Maid Coop , Spruce Grove

At this time of year we talk about the art and science of wrapping hives for the winter.  We may even talk a bit about wasps.  🙂


August Monthly Meeting

Thursday ,  August 22, 2019  the EDBA meeting will be a field trip to Sturgeon county!

Rassol Bahreini , Apiculture Research Scientist at the Crop Diversification Centre North, will be testing some hives for mites and demonstrating the recommended ways to treat for mites eg. apivar strips, formic acid and oxalic acid vaporization.

The theory and diagnostics of common pests and diseases will be part of the demonstration.

As this is an EDBA function, please be sure that you are an active member.  If your membership has lapsed, this will be a great time to renew it.

If you don’t have a membership  or a guest, there will be a $ 25.00 charge which will include a free membership for the coming year.   Memberships can be paid at the meeting by cheque or cash or you can contact the EDBA treasurer Alexis Brown by e mail at    nzonart@xtra.co.nz
and arrange e transfer payment.

By renewing your membership, you help the EDBA to fund these functions and expand your educational activities.


The beeyard we are going to is very close to the site of the annual EDBA BBQ site:
Address: 25221  – Township Road 552 ,   Sturgeon County

– Drive north on Highway #2 ,  going north from St. Albert towards Morinville
– You will reach the CARBONDALE ROAD on your right hand side (EAST)
– Turn RIGHT onto the Carbondale Road
– Proceed east to the 2nd house on the Right Hand Side ( SOUTH)      – In case of problems, phone 780 460 7773
– Turn into the driveway and park in the yard    YOU ARE THERE          – PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO ARRIVE BEFORE 5:45 pm —

We will have to walk 7 to 10 minutes across a field to the beeyard. Vehicles will be available for those unable to walk. START TIME IS 6PM SHARP

Bring your beesuit!!!

The Gate will be locked at 6:15 so please come early .

July – Annual EDBA Barbeque

Our yearly BBQ!  Join us on a Saturday with family and friends.  We’ll have activities and a nice gathering of fellow beekeepers to share our stories and ideas.

Details from last year (to be updated closer to the event):

-For food bring something that you would like to BBQ  and bring some other dish that you would like to share.

-Kids welcome

-We will be providing pop, water, ice tea… You can bring alcoholic beverages if you would like.

-Bring a lawn chair

-There will be various outdoor games if you would like to play outside and participate.   Feel free to bring a favorite outdoor game also.

If you could RSVP it would be greatly appreciated.