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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 at edmonton.ca/bees.

Beginner Courses

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

Beekeeping Certificate Course

Course ID#: 671435
Course Length: 2 Days (Intensive)
Provider: John Janzen Nature Centre
Register OnlineBeekeeping Certificate Course 

BEKP110 - Level 1 Beekeeping

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

Basic Bee Culture

Provider: Bee Culture Solutions 
Course Information: Basic Bee Culture

Learn To Keep Bees

Course Length: 2 Days
Provider: Edmonton and District Beekeepers Association (EDBA)
Course Information: Learn To Keep Bees

Individual Courses

Individuals also have the option to earn the Bee Certificate by taking courses on an individual basis.

The courses must be taken in the listed order:

  1. All About Honeybees
  2. Getting Started Beekeeping
  3. Beehive Management and Honey Diseases
  4. Honey Harvesting and Beehive Winterisation

Visit Move Learn Play to register.

For More Information

Animal Care & Control

  • How to apply
  • Application status
  • Swarms 

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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