In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the application deadline for our Hens & Bees Pilot Program will be delayed until further notice.
We know many of you are interested in participating in this program and want to make plans for housing hens or bees in your backyard this summer. However, one of the main goals of this program has always been to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Because the application process requires training in courses that have only traditionally been implemented face-to-face, completed applications will not be feasible at this time. We have been in touch with course providers and they are currently working to offer online training options.
We will be posting regular updates on this page.
If you have questions or concerns relating to the Hens & Bees program email EcoSmart@leduc.ca or phone 780-980-7107
Thank you for understanding, we look forward to a safe and successful pilot program when a new application date is determined.
- 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.
General Pilot Program Guidelines
The keeping of backyard hens and bees in the City of Leduc is controlled and enforced under the Animal Licencing and Control Bylaw; only those who receive a licence from the City are eligible to do so. Learn more about the pilot program guidelines.Learn More
The whole family can participate in keeping hens in your backyard and enjoy the fresh eggs your hens will produce!
Learn everything you need to know about keeping bees in your backyard – and look forward to that delicious, fresh honey!
Use the online and in-person resources to learn all about hen keeping and beekeeping as part of the City of Leduc pilot project.
The City of Leduc is taking a neighbour friendly approach with the Hens and Bees pilot program. View some of the frequently asked questions about the program.