- City of Kelowna Council
Large cities such as Vancouver, Burnaby, New York and San Francisco have amended their bylaws to welcome the honeybee into backyards. The Kelowna bylaw is old and antiquated.
Beekeeping is a vital practice, one essential to the health of our urban environment and has tremendous potential as a vehicle for economic development and education efforts everywhere.
I propose that the City of Kelowna amend the bylaw and allow hobby beekeeping in our community as a sustainability effort to help support the urban agricultural movement.
We, the undersigned, call on the Kelowna city council to amend Kelowna Bylaw 5421-82 Section 2(g) to allow "backyard beekeeping" of the domestic honey bee (apis mellifera) within smaller residentially zoned properties.
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