2021 AGM, Conference & Trade Show

2021 AGM, Conference & Trade Show

Strengthening the  Industry Through Assurance and Advocacy

After an extremely challenging year for many families, beekeepers, businesses, industries, and the world, we are pleased to announce that we are planning to host the 87th Annual Alberta Beekeepers Commission Annual Conference & Trade Show event this year – in person – at the Fantasyland Hotel.

November 24, 25, 26, 2021  |   Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton

As the world slowly starts move towards safely easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are looking ahead to this year’s event and working towards welcoming back our beekeepers and valued  industry supporters at out November Conference & Trade Show event.

This event is often viewed as one of the standout annual events on the beekeeping calendar by our producers, providing them with the opportunity to take a well-earned break after a busy season and the opportunity to connect with friends, other beekeepers, industry, and suppliers from across the province and the world.

Having said that, our event will be sure to look a little different this year. As we continue to navigate this evolving landscape, we want to let you know that we are working hard to create a great event for beekeepers and the industry, and we look forward to welcoming you in some capacity this year!

Speakers

We are busy developing the full agenda for the  2021 Conference and Trade Show event, and are pleased to announce confirmed speakers including:


Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available now!

Download our sponsor and exhibitor pack now!

Take advantage of both sponsorship and trade exhibitor opportunities (pending restrictions) at this year’s Conference & Trade Show event. Adjustments are being made to the trade show format/layout to support the health and safety of both exhibitors and beekeepers, with the Fantasyland Hotel and staff adhering to highest standards and protocols to ensure guests remain comfortable and safe. More specific information on the trade show logistics will be provided closer to the event.

For more information, please contact Jules Ham at jules.ham@albertabeekeepers.ca


Accommodation

Stay onsite at the Fantasyland Hotel – just steps away from all conference activities! All sessions and events will be held onsite within the hotel.

We have negotiated some very special room rates for our delegates and sponsors. Come and experience the unique and exciting Fantasyland Hotel at an exclusive Alberta Beekeepers Commission Conference rate. Arrive early or stay after the conference to meet with clients or take in some of the sights and activities the hotel and West Edmonton Mall has to offer.

Room rates for 2021 start at $159/night plus taxes and fees for single or double occupancy. Space is limited so book early. Please book by Monday, November 15, 2021 to receive the special conference rate (while space is available).

Alberta Beekeepers Commission Conference guests have access to a variety of uniquely themed rooms. Feel like an astronaut in the space room, live like a Caesar in one of the Roman rooms, relax on an island in the modern Polynesian rooms and experience several other ageless, exotic locales in the many other theme rooms offered. Fantasyland Hotel also has classically decorated rooms that feature free WiFi, LCD televisions, a hairdryer, voicemail, clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Check in is guaranteed for 4:00pm.
  • Check out time is at 12:00pm (noon).

To reserve your rooms: Group booking code: 6057642

Individual reservations can be made by contacting the hotel Reservations Department directly at: 780.444.3000 or toll-free 1800.737.3783. Please tell the person on the phone that you are booking for the Alberta Beekeepers Commission Conference and quote the above group booking code to ensure you receive our special rates.

Download Accommodation Booking details here.


Benefits of attending The Alberta Beekeepers Commission Conference and Trade Show:

  • Connection: This event provides the perfect opportunity to connect and network with producers, researchers, industry experts and enthusiasts from across Alberta North America. The ABC represents approximately 180 Eligible Producers (EP) from across Alberta, who account for more than 90% of Alberta’s 300,000 colonies.
  • Expertise: Discover the latest in bee health, research, technology and innovation with presentations and discussions with industry experts, researchers, producers and passionate bee enthusiasts.
  • Industry: Alberta is the number one honey producing province in Canada, and third largest honey producer in North America. Tap into this progressive, innovative, growing industry.
  • Opportunity: Benefit from potential business growth opportunities by showcasing your business and promoting your people, services, products, brand and organization.

 


ABC Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 1:00pm –  5:00pm, Fantasyland Hotel Edmonton

The Alberta Beekeepers Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place at the Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 1:00pm –  5:00pm.

Resolutions

To support eligible producers in presenting resolutions at the AGM, and to enable the effective operation of the AGM, ABC is requesting resolutions be completed and submitted prior to the meeting. To submit a resolution for the 2021 Alberta Beekeepers Commission AGM, please download and complete this AGM Resolutions Submission Form.

All resolutions must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the AGM scheduled on November 24, 2021.

Nominations for the 2021/2022 ABC Board of Directors

The Alberta Beekeepers Commission (ABC) is seeking four new board members to join the ABC Board of Directors this November 2021. The ABC board of directors is comprised of nine directors as outlined in the ABC Plan Regulation, including:

  • 4 regional directors, one regional director being elected for each region;
  • 2 Directors at Large;
  • one director who is the President of the Commission;
  • one director who is the Vice President of the Commission;
  • one director to represent the Commission at the Canadian Honey Council.

We are seeking nominations from 2021 Eligible Producers for the following positions:

  • Regional Director: South
  • Regional Director: North East
  • Regional Director: North West
  • Regional Director: Peace
  • One CHC Delegate

If you or another eligible producer you know are looking to take an active role in supporting a healthy and sustainable beekeeping industry, nominate now for ABC Director. As a director of ABC, you will be required to provide direction for the health of the industry by participating in regular board meetings (4-6 a year), monthly teleconferences, board committees, and support other organizational efforts of ABC.

Board of Directors Nomination Form – 2021/2022

As per the Alberta Beekeepers Commission Plan Regulations, nominations for the position of director may also be made on the floor at the at 2019 AGM where the election for the positions are to be conducted, provided that:

    • the nomination is seconded by at lease five eligible producers present at the meeting, and the eligible producer being nominated gives his or her oral consent to being nominated.

Highlights from previous years: