COVID-19 response: Information for beekeepers

We are working with other government and industry stakeholders to provide solutions to transportation issues with importing packaged bees.

Guideline:

Poster:

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Colony and disease management

Management publications

Bee Health app

The Bee Health app is based on current scientific knowledge to address honey bee diseases and pests. It is a handy resource to help beekeepers and other users to detect, diagnose, manage and treat honey bee diseases and pests. It includes pictures and treatment options which will aid beekeepers in adopting appropriate pest management practices. Thus, beekeepers can improve bee health and enhance on-farm food safety and biosecurity practices in their operations. Download the Bee Health app.

Beekeeper information

Economics and surveys

Alberta's industry

National industry statistics

Alberta beekeeper annual survey

To address some of the data gaps and information needs of the beekeeping industry in Alberta, each year the Statistics and Data Development Branch conducts a survey of beekeepers in the province. In particular, the survey is used to assist in the generation of provincial and regional estimates for selected honey variables (for example, colony numbers, yield, production).

Additional resources

Beekeeping groups/associations

Need a swarm removed? Contact your local beekeeping association.

Federal bodies

Honey bee laboratory testing facilities

Other related organizations/websites

Canadian

International

Contact

Connect with the bee team:

Edmonton

Email: bee@gov.ab.ca
Address:
Crop Diversification Centre North
17507 Fort Road
Edmonton, Alberta T5Y 6H3

Lethbridge

Email: bee@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Lethbridge Research Centre
100, 5401 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V6