2021 AGM, Conference & Trade Show

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 ABC Conference and Trade Show event is being held at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton. The Fantasyland Hotel is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program – requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test result, plus mandatory masking. For all the latest details please visit https://flh.ca/covid-19-update and https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx .

2021 ABC AGM, Conference & Trade Show (HYBRID EVENT)

Strengthening the  Industry Through Assurance and Advocacy

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

The annual ABC Conference and Trade Show is viewed as one of the top beekeeping industry events in Canada, providing beekeepers with the perfect opportunity to learn the latest in honey bee health research, best management practices, innovation, industry regulation updates, honey market trends, and connect with friends, suppliers, and industry.

The ABC Conference & Trade Show event is a HYBRID event that will be taking place IN-PERSON at the Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, and VIRTUALLY online. We are offering two different tickets options – either an IN-PERSON ticket or a VIRTUAL EVENT TICKET.




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Please note, speakers with an asterisk* will be presenting virtually.


We are pleased to be showcasing the following exhibitors:





Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available now!

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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


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.


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:

  • Vice President
  • Regional Director: South
  • Regional Director: North East Central
  • One CHC Director

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.