Urban Beekeeping Licences

A licence is required for honey beekeeping in St. Albert.

Improving Local Pollination

Urban beekeeping in St. Albert can help to improve pollination, in turn increasing biodiversity, food security and environmental stability. Urban beekeeping can also serve as a valuable educational experience that provides a connection to nature and our food system. With appropriate management practices in place, beekeeping in urban areas is a safe activity.

On September 11, 2017, City Council passed the Urban Beekeeping Bylaw, which allows beekeeping in St. Albert and outlines the regulations required to participate. The Urban Beekeeping Bylaw is specific to the keeping of honey bees. The Bylaw addresses the number of hives, the setback requirement for the placement of hives, training and mentoring for a beekeeper, and that provincial regulations are followed. 

Next Steps

Residents interested in Urban Beekeeping in St. Albert should read the Urban Beekeeping Bylaw. In addition, residents should also take a course on urban beekeeping and look for an experienced mentor who can be there for you as you become a beekeeper.

 

Resources

From the City of St. Albert


Urban Beekeeping Licence Application Package

The above link contains a complete package with licence application forms and accompanying regulations and resources.

Urban Beekeeping Myths

Urban Beekeeping Frequently Asked Questions

Solitary Bees Information Handout

 

Beekeeping Courses


Apiaries & Bees for Communities (ABC Bees)

Bee Culture Solutions

Edmonton and District Beekeepers Association

HiveWorld

John Janzen Nature Centre

 

External Resources


Bee Act

Bee Regulation

Alberta Beekeepers Commission

YEG Bees Facebook Group

 


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Last edited: November 27, 2019