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Keeping honey bees on your property

We allow honey beekeeping in community gardens and qualifying residential and commercial properties. We provide guidelines to help residents keep safe and formalize honey beekeepers' responsibilities.

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Honey beekeeping myths

While honey beekeeping in an urban setting can be a powerful way to connect to the natural environment and our food system, misinformation about the benefits and impacts of urban honey beekeeping is common.

If you are interested in becoming an urban honey beekeeper, review the myths and facts before deciding if this is the right activity for you.

Steps to keeping honey bees in Vancouver

If you are ready to start keeping honey bees in Vancouver, you need to follow three steps before setting up your apiary (bee yard):

Honey bee health and safety