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Beekeeping all the buzz in Regina, Saskatchewan

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Unlike chickens or other livestock, there aren’t any bylaws regulating beekeeping in Regina’s city limits.

By Jamie Fischer
CTV News
Mat 4, 2016

Excerpt:

Walking by Yens Pederson’s yard, it’s easy to miss the approximately 8,000 bees that call it home.

His hive is small and inconspicuous. Last year it produced more than 60 pounds of honey.

“It’s just been really exploding the number of people interested in beekeeping in the last few years,” Pederson, president of the Regina Bee Club, said.

Pederson grew up on a bee farm near North Battleford, so his small Regina hive is strictly a hobby.

Unlike chickens or other livestock, there aren’t any bylaws regulating beekeeping in Regina’s city limits.

However, there are provincial laws all beekeepers – rural or urban – need to follow. All beekeepers have to register with the Ministry of Agriculture.

“We use that information strictly for bee health issues,” Geoff Wilson, the provincial apiculture specialist, said over the phone. Wilson is the only bee expert in the province and he’s based in Prince Albert.

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