About

Alberta Beekeepers Commission has served the interests of Alberta beekeepers since 1933.

Healthy bees, innovative producers and one super food.

Today, Alberta’s commercial honey producers manage 25 billion bees, representing nearly 300,000 colonies, to produce more than 40 million pounds of pure honey each year. That makes Alberta the #1 honey producer in Canada.

Alberta Beekeepers Commission has served the interests of Alberta beekeepers since 1933. Today, we support our 175 producers, work with industry and other partners to innovate and grow, and fund research to keep our bees healthy and our industry sustainable.

Read on to learn more about our producers and their bees, our work and of course, pure and natural Alberta honey.

Our Vision

To lead a healthy sustainable beekeeping industry.

Our Mission

To develop and implement initiatives to improve the health of honeybee colonies, promote the quality of our products and services, and expand partnerships, markets and opportunities.

2019 Board of Directors

These 10 Alberta beekeepers have been chosen by producers to direct and oversee the work of the Alberta Beekeepers Commission.

 

Jeremy Olthof
President

RR1
Tees AB T0C 2N0
T 403 872 4607
teesbeesinc@gmail.com

Curtis Miedema
Vice President

Box 39 site 11 RR#1
Barrhead AB T7N 1N2
T 780.206.4483
miedeahoney@gmail.com

Mike DeJong
Past President

PO Box 323
Hay Lakes, AB T0B 1W0
780.995.8814
busybee@telus.net

Nico Molenkamp
North East Central Region

52221 RR 213
Sherwood Park AB T8G 1B6
C 780.907.6426
njmolenkamp@gmail.com

Terry Greidanus
CHC Director

PO Box 126
Cayley AB T0L 0P0
T 403.652.2608
terry@mountainviewhoney.com

Bill Termeer
Peace Region

RR2 Box 9 Site 13
Sexsmith AB T0H 3C0
T 780.568.3420
Termeerbill@yahoo.ca

Grace Strom
South Region

PO Box 5504
High River AB / T1V 1M6
T 403.422.0712
honeymill@honeymill.ca

Rene Larocque
South Region

RR1 Busby, AB T0G 0H0
T 780.818.4268
larocquerene@hotmail.com

Bevan Ford
Director at Large

RR1 Irma, AB T0B 2H0
T 780.806.1310
Bevanford1976@gmail.com

Ryan Hicks
Director at Large

Box 625
McLennan, AB T0H 2L0
T 780.837.0648
Hicksry82@gmail.com

Neil Specht
CHC Delegate

PO Box 155
Eatonia, SK S0L 0Y0
C 306.967.2540
Neil.specht@sasktel.net

Meet Our Staff

These professionals carry out the day-to-day operations of the Alberta Beekeepers Commission, under the direction and oversight of the Board of Directors.

 

Connie Phillips
Executive Director

#102, 11434-168 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T9
C 780.289.5604

Jules Ham
Office Manager

#102, 11434-168 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T9
T 780.489.6949

Jordan Willi
Program Support

#102, 11434-168 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T9
T 780.489.6949

Sponsors

Serving the interests of the Beekeepers of Alberta since 1933.