Beekeeper Education Library

Keeping Bees In BC: The ins and outs of all the important resources made available by the BC Ministry o f Apiculture and of course the guidelines and regulations (laws) you need to be aware to keep bees in BC.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/animal-production/bees


YES! You can have a beehive in town - BUT. ... just like not all yards are suitable for a dog, cat, rabbit, horse, or whatever other beast; neither are all yards suitable for bees. A beehive has basic environmental needs that must be met to be healthy. In town there are also neighbourly considerations that have to looked at for the good of the bees and the people around them. Seek out and consult with an experienced beekeeper for a site visit to assess your property before making any plans. Then check your local bylaws for the requirements and restrictions for your property.

Here is the Bees bylaw for Fort St John: https://www.fortstjohn.ca/assets/Documents/Bylaws/Bylaw~Enforcement/Beekeeping-Bylaw.pdf

Here is the Bees bylaw for Dawson Creek, goto page 13/14: https://www.dawsoncreek.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/bylaws/4420-Animal-Responsibility-Bylaw-Consolidated-February-2021.pdf


When you are sorted out and have got a good plan. Next is to get your bees, or get in progress of getting them. After that come back here and JOIN US to get involved and to get support from the Bee Club.


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