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

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

2021 – 2022 Board of Directors

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

 

Jeremy Olthof
President

Tees AB T0C 2N0
T 403 872 4607

Lorne Prins
Vice President

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

Henry Greidanus
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
North West Region

Busby, AB T0G 0H0
T 780.818.4268

Dustin Ryan
Southern Region

Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0
T 587.580.8805

Bevan Ford
Director at Large

Irma, AB T0B 2H0
T 780.806.1310

Ryan Hicks
Peace Region

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0
T 780.837.0648

Curtis Miedema
CHC Delegate

Barrhead AB T7N 1N2
T 780.206.4483

Ron Greidanus
CHC Director

Stettler, AB T0C 2L0
T 403-742-8723

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

Renata Borba
Tech Transfer Program Lead

#102, 11434-168 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T9
C 587.343.6947

Emily Olson
Tech Transfer Program Technician

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

Nicole McCormick
Tech Transfer Program Technician

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

Sponsors

Serving the interests of the Beekeepers of Alberta since 1933.