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. Right now we are looking for areas within 20 minutes of our farm in Hogeye. We would consider a little farther out for loading/staging location, see below.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE LANDOWNER?
- Free Honey. Quantity depends on location.
- Improved pollination of plants.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD LOCATION FOR BEES?
- Easily accessible, not soggy. We need room get a flatbed truck, trailer and tractor in and out. Our hives are on pallets and loaded by tractor.
- Relatively level and smooth.
- Cleared, not wooded. Bees need full sun, we can setup on the south side of a tree line though.
- Great locations: old poultry farms, vacant farmhouses, pastures (cows & horses ok), edges of hay fields, powerline easements.
- Outside of city limits, we normally setup on farms, pasture land or vacant land.
- We don’t setup in backyards, at least 100 yards from houses.
- We need about 16 x 60 foot area for around 60 hives. Plus an cleared area to get the truck and trailer in, turn around and unload on one side of the hives.
STAGING LOCATION WANTED
- In addition we are looking for an all-weather loading/staging location, accessible during rain if needed.
- Built up road and area unload and turn around a semi-truck around.
- Normally in our area this is a old chicken farm or closed business with a large gravel pad.
- We would use the area to stage around 400-600 hives for shipping out and receiving for pollination.
- Not in bear county
- In exchange we would pay cash and/or a large amount of honey for rent.
WILL I GET STUNG?!?
- Unlikely. Honeybees are very non-aggressive compared to hornets and wasps, additionally we don’t place hives near homes.
- Honeybees will only sting if threatened, i.e. getting caught in your hair/clothing or disturbing their hive.
Contact us if interested, call/text: 479-368-1740