Important information for beekeepers

  • 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

Last modified: March 22, 2022, 3:54 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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In order to apply for an apiculture permit, you will require:


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Last updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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