October Hive-Side Chat Webinar: “Asian Hornets: What are they, where are they, and what do they do to honey bees?”

October Hive-Side Chat Asian Hornets: What are they, where are they, and what do they do to honey bees? Join us for a monthly ‘Hive-side Chat’  where our Alberta Tech Transfer Program (TTP) lead Dr. Renata Borba will cover various topics related to honey bee health, biology, pathology (and more!), through a series of engaging...

Honey Bee Health Coalition

The Alberta Beekeepers Commission is proud to have recently joined the Honey Bee Health Coalition. Since its inception in 2014, the Coalition has brought together beekeepers, farmers, researchers, government agencies, ag suppliers, NGO’s and consumer-facing brands on both sides of the border to improve the health of bees in general and specifically on and around...

Atypical EFB in Alberta

Atypical EFB in Alberta By Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Bee Health Assurance Team In recent months, the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Bee Inspectors have seen a rise in European Foulbrood (EFB) cases. Testing performed by the National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC) has shown that many of these cases are a new, more virulent and atypical...

August Hive-side Chat Webinar: Varroa mites, Varroa-related viruses and miticide treatment

August Hive-Side Chat Varroa mites, Varroa-related viruses and miticide treatment Join us for a monthly ‘Hive-side Chat’  where our Alberta Tech Transfer Program (TTP) lead Dr. Renata Borba will cover various topics related to honey bee health, biology, pathology (and more!), through a series of engaging on-line webinars. The Hive-side Chat  will start with a...

‘Hive-side Chat’ Webinar: The Basics of Honey Bee Biology

Introducing the new Tech Transfer Program monthly webinar series: The Hive-Side Chat Join us for a monthly ‘Hive-side Chat’  where our Alberta Tech Transfer Program (TTP) lead Dr. Renata Borba will cover various topics related to honey bee health, biology, pathology (and more!), through a series of engaging on-line webinars. The Hive-side Chat  will start...

Local Love for Local Honey: Beaver Creek Apiaries

Beaver Creek Apiaries Owners: Stefan and Monique Zauner Startup honey business brings energy, fresh thinking. This family operation is an integral part of the local agriculture community, which has been a source of high-quality flowers for their bees and advice for their growing business. Alberta’s 175 commercial beekeepers come in all shapes and sizes. Some...

Local Love for Local Honey: Paradis Valley Honey

Paradis Valley Honey Owners: Ginette & Danny Paradis If you and your spouse spend your weekly date night driving around to see which local pastures are flowering, chances are, you’re a beekeeper. That’s how it is for Ginette and Danny Paradis, owners and operators of Paradis Valley Honey in Watino, which is in Alberta’s Peace...

COVID-19: Impact on the Alberta Beekeeping Industry and Support Resources

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading fast world-wide, the Alberta Beekeepers Commission (ABC) would like to extend our thoughts to all of those who have been impacted by this virus. At this time, we want to reassure Eligible Producers that the ABC is continuing to provide support to producers as we work through the immediate issues...

Bees and Bears

Alberta beekeepers produce the world’s purest, highest-quality and best-tasting honey and provide essential pollination services too. Today, however, society and beekeepers themselves demand more. Whether you raise bees and harvest honey, or simply enjoy it as a consumer, we all want to ensure that agricultural practices are sustainable for generations to come. Environmental stewardship and sustainability...

2019 ABC Beekeeper Survey

To better understand some of the key challenges and issues that impacted beekeepers in the 2019 crop year, ABC sent a survey to all Eligible Producers to gather data on: The challenges due to the weather in the 2019 crop year, and CFIA inspections with the new SFCRs in place The survey was emailed to...

Renata Borba

Tech Transfer Program Lead #102, 11434-168 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T9 C 587.343.6947