Apiaries & Bees for Communities is a pioneer Canada-wide for beekeeping education and innovation. We are Alberta’s only educator of beginner, intermediate, and advanced beekeeping skills as well as  managing the provinces largest commercial Treatment-Free Apiary*. ABC Bees leads the way in diversified, sustainable, and resilient apiary practices in Canada. Education. Bees. Honey.

Eliese Watson, Owner, Educator, Beekeeper

Eliese Watson, Owner, Educator, Beekeeper

Eliese Watson started ABC Bees in 2010 and has shared her passion for honey bees and building connections to the community through bees all over North America. Eliese is so proud of the community that has supported her and her dream. ABC Bees has become the #1 beekeeping company that is focussed on educating the public on hive management, urban stewardship for native bees, and youth programs and outreach. Eliese is living her dream through her work with ABC Bees.
Read about Eliese in Forbes Magazine
Gisele Hardock, Kids Classroom Presentations

Gisele Hardock, Kids Classroom Presentations

Gisele Hardock is a beekeeper and educator based near Cochrane, Alberta. A former homeschooling parent, she now works at a forest preschool and volunteers as a literacy tutor.  She has been a beekeeper for over 8 years, and has recently studied to become a Master Beekeeper through the University of Montana.  Combining many years experience working with children and a love of the natural world she brings knowledge and passion to the classroom.


We work hard to create The Hive Mentality within our communities. We do this through Programs and Partnerships. It is within these confines that we ensure that we can make the biggest difference in supporting ALL BEES in our urban and rural areas. Have a look around and see what we have been up to.



Our programs are built to help new beekeepers increase their beginner, intermediate and advanced skills and knowledge base to ensure that the community of beekeepers continues to grow in strength.

Our Beekeeping Programming

Collaborative Purchase of Bees- Nucs

ABC Bees Annual Internship



We believe that working within the community is the best way to ensure that we are best able to build connections with people, bees, and the land. We work with local businesses and organizations to support beekeeping in urban areas.

Heritage Park Field Days and Kids Camps

Swizzlesticks Salon and Spa Bee Mentorship

Kent of Inglewood Mentorship

Alberta Food Tours Mentorship

Shaw Communications Mentorship

Contact Us if you have any questions!