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Fostering Collaboration through the ABCs of Bees!

Since 2010, Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C) has been motivated by the long-term vision of a better, brighter, and more sustainable urban lifestyle, using honeybees as a conduit for change. A.B.C. is committed to developing a long-term support system for beekeepers; providing education, free resources, fostering connections and facilitating special interest groups.

Last year A.B.C launched a new program that uses bees to foster meaningful connections between businesses and their communities and support beekeeping education. Over the summer, the Bees4Communities partners will work together to facilitate educational opportunities for individuals and community groups.

At this event, we will hear from:
- Eliese Watson, founder of Apiaries and Bees for Communities, about how the Bees4Communities program uses the hive mentality to encourage community development and support honeybee health.

- Lucy Paget, Director of Intrinsi Osteopathic therapy and Naturopathy, about how businesses can use the hive mentality to help people make connections between food, the environment and their health.

- Karen Anderson, founder of Calgary Food Tours, about local food in Calgary and the impact it has on our communities.

Breakfast and presentations are a work of focused collaboration between A.B.C’s Bees4Communities partners in support of honeybee health. The Hyatt Regency Hotel and Catch & the Oyster Bar will be providing our beautiful venue. Breakfast will be provided by City Palate, Fairmont Palliser Hotel. Sunnyside Natural Market and PEL Recycling will provide recycling and compost services.

NOTE: Doors open at 7:30am, speakers from 8:00-8:55am
We will be in the Atrium of the Catch and Oyster Bar in the Hyatt Hotel

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  • Atul

    Join us to enjoy all the FREE entertainment and FREE vegetarian food distributed by local business at over 50 different food tents at Alberta's largest all-vegetarian festival....

    Details at: and

    May 1, 2014

  • Greg S.

    I thought it was great

    April 26, 2014

  • Marian W.

    Sorry, busy. Not thinking of bee keeping. Other things to do.

    April 25, 2014

  • Seth L.

    Excellent session this morning! Great presenters, and an exceptional job at showing the benefits of collaboration, not to mention amazing hosting by REAP as per usual!

    April 25, 2014

  • Jennifer P.

    Sick kid alert, I won't be able to make it today. I have a paid spot if anyone would like it. My apologies :-)

    April 25, 2014

  • Laurie (.

    Hello All - sending my regrets, unable to make today's presentation. I have paid for a spot, not sure if someone would like to take my place (sorry for the short notice!)

    April 25, 2014

  • Mark & Pat A.

    We look forward to coming and connecting with other small business people

    April 19, 2014

  • Amber

    Hi there - please note that I have a dairy allergy. Thank you!

    April 17, 2014

  • Marie S.

    Looking forward to it...will "bee" there!

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring Calgary Dollars. Cheers, l

    April 1, 2014

  • Amanda M.

    Really looking forward to this event. Has a good buzz. :)

    April 1, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • REAP Business Association

    Co-host of this event series

  • Office of Sustainability City of Calgary

    Co-host of this event series

  • Bullfrog Power

    All of our events are bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

  • BluPlanet Recycling

    Diverting organic & recyclable waste for these events from the landfill.

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