Are you interesting in having beehives on your property? As we continue to expand our operation we are looking for additional land to place bees.
TIMELINE:
  • We setup new beeyards starting in the spring
  • We visit hives every few weeks to check on the bees
  • We normally harvest honey once a year during summer, the rest of the honey is left to get the bees through winter
  • Bees can typically be moved out from the location with 1 weeks notice if needed
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE LANDOWNER?
  • A quart of honey per pallet of bee hives (4 hives per pallet)
  • Improved pollination of plants
WHAT MAKES A GOOD LOCATION FOR BEES?
  • We need about 15 x 30 feet for 40 hives, plus room get a truck and forklift in and out
  • Relatively level and smooth
  • Not wet (we won’t visit if the roads are soft anyway)
  • Great locations: old poultry farms, old farmhouses, pastures (cows & horses ok), corners of hay fields
  • We will put up an electric fence to keep bears and livestock out
WILL I GET STUNG?!?
  • Unlikely. Honeybees are very non-aggressive compared to hornets and wasps
  • Honeybees will only sting if threatened, i.e. getting caught in your hair/clothing or disturbing their hive
We are particularly interested in finding a location to stage our bees prior to shipping them out for pollination and then receiving back. This location would need to be able to get a semi-trailer in/out and temporary host around 500 hives for a couple of weeks.
Contact us if interested: andrew@hogeyehoney.com