ABC Membership

Who can join and what do I get?

Members of the Alberta Beekeepers Commission are eligible producers with 100 or more live honey bee colonies and who have paid a service charge to the Alberta Beekeepers Commission, as outlined in the Alberta Beekeepers Commission Plan Regulation.

(see Industry Regulations page details of the ABC Plan Regulation and Bylaws).

Benefits of membership:

• monthly issues of the Alberta Bee News
• participate in ABC annual general meetings and special Commission meetings
• vote in elections, plebiscites, and on other matters as appropriate
• hold office as a Director on the Alberta Beekeepers Commission Board of Directors
• direct and support research essential to bee health, honey production and sustainability
• advocacy and support on issues that impact the honey industry
• complimentary employment classified ad in Alberta Bee News magazine and online
• discounted public liability insurance

Service Charge

As per the Alberta Beekeepers Commission Regulation, (2(1.1)) Every producer with 100 or more colonies in Alberta must pay to the Commission a service charge of $200.00 plus $1.35 per colony per year.

Refund of Service Charge

The Alberta Beekeepers Commission is a refundable commission under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. This fee is refundable upon written application to Alberta Beekeepers Commission. To request a refund, please download, complete, and return the form by email ( or mail to the Commission by October 31st of the year in which you receive the service levy charge.

2022 Refund Request Form