Backyard Hens and Bees Pilot Program

The City of Leduc is introducing an exciting new pilot program offering three to five Leduc residents an opportunity to keep bees and three to five Leduc residents an opportunity to keep hens in their back yards. Interested residents may only apply to participate in the hen keeping or beekeeping program, not both.
The pilot project will be accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis starting March 30th, 2020. Additional applicants will be placed on a wait list for future consideration.
The pilot program is designed to:
  • enable local residents to extend their backyard gardening with the production of eggs or honey for their personal consumption,
  • reduce greenhouse gases,
  • improve biodiversity
  • enhance residents’ connection to nature, and
  • gain feedback from participants, neighbours and the community on the program.
There is currently no licence fee for pilot project applicants; however, if the program continues on a permanent basis a licence fee may apply for new applicants.  
The pilot project is a two-year program; licences granted as part of the pilot project will expire at the end of the program, which is scheduled for March 30, 2022. At this time the continuation of the program will be reviewed based on the results of the pilot project. If the program is continued, successful participants will be prioritized for licence renewal, subject to approval by the Environmental Inspector.
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Backyard Hen Keeping

The whole family can participate in keeping hens in your backyard and enjoy the fresh eggs your hens will produce!

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Backyard Beekeeping

Learn everything you need to know about keeping bees in your backyard – and look forward to that delicious, fresh honey!

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Legislation & Bylaws

Provincial and municipal requirements ensure participants use best management practices to keep themselves, their families, their neighbours and the hens or bees safe and healthy.

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Education & Resources

Use the online and in-person resources to learn all about hen keeping and beekeeping as part of the City of Leduc pilot project.

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FREE Information Session

Want to get closer to nature, extend your backyard gardening – and have fresh eggs or honey for you and your family? Attend this free information session to learn more about the City of Leduc's Backyard Hens and Bees Pilot Program.

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