The three properties signed up for the project are on Cherry Avenue, Tavernier Terrace and Cade Barr Street. (Black Press file photo)

The three properties signed up for the project are on Cherry Avenue, Tavernier Terrace and Cade Barr Street. (Black Press file photo)

Few applications received for Mission’s chicken and beehive pilot program

3 residential properties sign up to keep hens, none were keep on bees

The City of Mission only received three applications for their experimental Hens and Bees Pilot Program. All three were for keeping backyard hens, none were keen on bees.

Council agreed to initiate the program, and accept applications for 12-month temporary permits to properties not permitted to keep livestock under current zoning.

The staff report expressed surprise at the small number of applications, considering the “numerous” complaints the bylaw department has received about backyard chickens, and the “occasional” complaints about bees.

The three properties signed up for the project are on Cherry Avenue, Tavernier Terrace and Cade Barr Street.

Applicants must maintain their sites in accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw.

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