The City of Chestermere has no specific bylaws in regards to honeybees and no permit is required to keep bees as a hobby. Beekeeping in Alberta is regulated by Alberta Agriculture. Anyone who keeps bees or owns beekeeping equipment anywhere in Alberta must, by law, register with Alberta Agriculture every year by June 30.
Commercial beekeeping does require a Discretionary use Development Permit and if approved a Business License in the City of Chestermere. Commercial Beekeeping is currently only allowed in the Large Lot Rural Residential (LLR) District and the Urban Transition (UT) District, but is still under the jurisdiction of Alberta Agriculture.
For more information, questions or concerns about urban beekeeping please contact the Provincial Apiculturist for Alberta (firstname.lastname@example.org).