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One of the first steps to successfully receiving your beekeeping licence from the City of Edmonton is to meet training and mentorship requirements. Applicants must submit proof of completion of a beekeeping course from an accepted organization/association. If this is the first time you have kept bees in an urban environment, you must include proof of support and assistance from a mentor. Please see the Urban Beekeeping Guidelines for further details.

Beginner Courses

Individuals can take any of these intensive beginner courses to receive a beekeeping certificate recognized by the City of Edmonton.

Beginner Beekeeping Course

Course Length: 2 Days
Provider: HiveWorld
Course Information: Beginner Beekeeping Course 2020

BEKP110 - Level 1 Beekeeping

Course Length: 2 Days
Provider: NAIT
Register Online: BEKP110 - Level 1 Beekeeping

Online Beekeeping Certificate Course

Course Length: 12 Hours
Format: Online, Four 3-Hour Classes with Ongoing Access to Materials and Community Support 
Provider: Dustin Bajer
Course InformationOnline Beekeeping Certificate Course

Advanced Beekeeping

Course Length: 2 Days
Provider: Bee Culture Solutions

For More Information

Animal Care & Control

For assistance with:

  • How to apply
  • Application status
  • Swarms 

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311



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