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File #: BL-17-044    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bylaw Status: Filed
File created: 5/16/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/5/2017 Final action: 9/5/2017
Title: Bylaw 34/2017 - Urban Beekeeping Bylaw - Time Specific 5:30 p.m. Presented by: Lenore Mitchell, Senior Planner
Attachments: 1. Urban Beekeeping Bylaw, 2. Urban Beekeeping Survey Responses, 3. Stakeholder Communications and Engagement, 4. Environmental Advisory Committee Advice - Urban Beekeeping Bylaw, 5. Solitary Beekeeping Regulations

Bylaw 34/2017 - Urban Beekeeping Bylaw - Time Specific 5:30 p.m.
Presented by: Lenore Mitchell, Senior Planner


1. That Bylaw 34/2017, being the Urban Beekeeping Bylaw, be read a first time.

2. That Bylaw 34/2017 be read a second time.

3. That unanimous consent be given for consideration of third reading of Bylaw 34/2017.

4. That Bylaw 34/2017 be read a third and final time.


The purpose of this report is to provide Council with information regarding the proposed Urban Beekeeping Bylaw for beekeeping in the City of St. Albert. In addition, the purpose of this report is to outline the consultation with the public, city departments, and external associations that are knowledgeable about beekeeping.


On February 6, 2017 Council passed the following motion:

(CM- 17-003)
That Administration develop policies, registration, and bylaw amendments, likely to the Animal Control Bylaw and the Land Use Bylaw, to permit beekeeping, funded with up to $15,000 from the Stabilization Reserve. The policy recommendations, registration, and permit process would be based on research of other municipalities, Provincial Acts and regulations, departmental coordination, public consultation, consultation with authorities in beekeeping, and provincial apiculturist.



In preparation of the Bylaw, Administration conducted a best practice research on urban beekeeping guidelines and regulations across various municipalities in Alberta and British Columbia, including: City of Edmonton, City of Grande Prairie, Town of High River, City of Fort Saskatchewan, City of Vancouver, City of Kamloops, City of Burnaby, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, and District of Oak Bay. Administration has also been in discussions with City of Edmonton administration regarding the lessons learned from their urban beekeepin...

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