High River Town Council has passed Urban Chickens bylaw 4470/2016 and Urban Bees Bylaw 4471/2016 that outline the conditions permitting chickens and beehives to be retained by residents within town limits for personal use only.
Administration has also prepared a policy and specific licensing criteria that was compiled from a review of other communities and organizations, which have already determined the critical limitations necessary to license and maintain proper ownership in a safe and acceptable manner.
Any person who keeps urban chickens must:
For Provincial and Federal information and regulations, please visit:
Any person who keeps urban beehives must:
Calgary & District Beekeepers Association http://www.calgarybeekeepers.com/ This is a resource that can provide mentoring opportunities for new beekeepers and those who would like to keep bees in the future.
Alberta Agriculture: Beekeeping for Beginners http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex3946