New Responsible Livestock Ownership Bylaw

On October 4, 2022, Strathcona County Council approved a new Responsible Livestock Ownership Bylaw to replace the previous Animal Control and Apiculture Bylaws.

The bylaw is effective immediately, and tools and resources to support the bylaw will be rolled out over the coming months.

Read the news release.

Last modified: March 22, 2023, 1:08 p.m.

If you live in Strathcona County and are interested in keeping honey bees on your property, an Apiculture Permit may be required and is subject to zoning restrictions.

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All Alberta beekeepers must  register with the Provincial government, in addition to having a premise identification number.

Transportation of honeybees into Alberta requires a permit and inspection report from the province of origin be submitted two weeks prior to importation. For more information, please visit the Government of Alberta website.

If you have additional questions or suspect a disease in your hives, please contact the Chief Provincial Health Officer with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry at 780-644-8746 or

Appeals process

If you would like to request a reconsideration of a permit that has been denied, or canceled, or conditions placed on a permit granted, you may file an appeal. The General Appeals and Review Committee hears and decides appeals filed with it pursuant to Strathcona County Bylaws.

Apiculture Permit Application (1005.0 KB)


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Last updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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