There’s some buzz around a new initiative, as the City of Mount Pearl approves the first urban beekeeping regulations in the Province.
Following their March 14th meeting of council, the regulations, which were developed with the assistance of the Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association, were approved based on similar situations in other urban communities across the country.
Mayor Randy Simms says bringing the regulations into effect comes as the city continues to encourage backyard gardening and food security. As honeybees are an integral component in pollination, Mayor Simms says it only makes sense to find ways for residents to keep bees in a manner which will help their gardens, while being respectful to their neighbours.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association hopes to help implement new regulations like this into other communities across the province.