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 over 20 billion bees, representing over 290,000 colonies, to produce on average over 33 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 164 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

We envision a vibrant, healthy, and growing Alberta beekeeping industry.  We will achieve this through:  Innovation, Education, Collaboration, and Research.

Our Mission

To develop and implement initiatives, and provide tools supporting Alberta Beekeepers, which improve the health of honeybee colonies, promote the quality of our products and services, and expand partnerships, markets and opportunities.

 

ABC Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024

2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

These 9 Alberta beekeepers have been chosen by producers to direct and oversee the work of the Alberta Beekeepers Commission.

 

Curtis Miedema
President | Director at Large

Barrhead AB T7N 1N2
T 780.206.4483

Lorne Prins
Vice President | Director at Large

Lacombe, AB T4L 2NS
T 780-893-2337

Dustin Ryan
Treasurer | Director Southern Region

Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0
T 587.580.8805

Paul Greidanus
Director North East Central Region

Sturgeon County AB T8R 0M1
T 780.939.6712

Dan Pala
Director at large

Wembley AB
T 780.832.5809

Rene Larocque
Director North West Region

Busby, AB T0G 0H0
T 780.818.4268

Bevan Ford
Director at Large

Irma, AB T0B 2H0
T 780.806.1310

Amber Ozero
Director at Large

Parkland County, AB T7Y 2E8
T 780.964.0897

Ryan Hicks
Director Peace Region | CHC Delegate

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0
T 780.837.0648

Jeremy Olthof
CHC Director

Tees AB T0C 2N0
T 403 872 4607

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
Business Manager

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

Lynae Ovinge
 Tech Transfer Program Lead (PART TIME)

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

lynae.ovinge@albertabeekeepers.ca
Nicole McCormick
Tech Transfer Program Technician

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

Renata Borba
(ON MATERNITY LEAVE) Tech Transfer Program Lead

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

Emily Olson
(ON MATERNITY LEAVE) Tech Transfer Program Technician

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