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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 2018

Dates: March 3, March 10, April 7, April 21, May 12
Location: Edmonton and District Beekeepers Associaton (EDBA)

Dates: March 17-18
Location: NAIT, with ABC Bees

Dates: May 12-13 (Course code #625895) and June 9-10 (Course Code #625896)
Location: John Janzen Nature Centre

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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