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One of the first steps to successfully receiving your beekeeping license 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

The following courses are approved by the City of Edmonton and can help you get started.

Beginner Courses in 2019

Dates: March 2, March 23, April 13, May 4
Register: Edmonton and District Beekeepers Associaton (EDBA)

Dates: March 1 & 15, May 3 & 17, August 2 & 16
Location:  Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre Edmonton, with

BEKP110 - Level 1 Beekeeping (with ABC Bees)
Dates: February 23-24, March 23-24
Location: NAIT 

Dates: May 18-19 and June 22-23
Location: John Janzen Nature Centre

Basic Bee Culture (with Bee Culture Solutions)
Dates: March 9 & 10 from 9am-4:30pm
Location: Nisku Recreation Centre,
606 18 Avenue Nisku

Advanced Beekeeping

Advanced Bee Culture (with Bee Culture Solutions)
Dates: March 16 & 17 from 9am-4:30pm 
Location: Nisku Recreation Centre
606 18 Avenue Nisku

Ongoing Education

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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