Question: Has anyone ever asked land owners near you to use their land to keep some hives in order to expand yards? If so, how did you go about asking? What was most effective??
Steve Truin: Explain the benefits and offer them a small reward in the way of some honey for allowing hives on their land. Works for me!!
Kypton Blodgett: We offered honey in exchange for land use. Dad was a gabber so it was nothing for him to pull into someone’s driveway. He usually opened with being a beekeeper and asking to trade.
Richard Clayton: I live in a rural area, and have a lot of fb friends in this area. I just put a post on fb asking if anyone is interested. I’ve got 2 yeses and a strong maybe. Each property could probably support 5-8 hives.
Matthew Hogan: I ask everyone I know. Never know when a swarm will come along. The worst question is the one not asked.
Dan Watson: I have a friend who has failed to complete a whole year of beekeeping sucessfully now for four year. I saw him yesterday. Each time we talk I have offered to give assistance. He always declines. Yesterday, I mentioned that I would be interested in putting around ten hives on his property and perhaps he would benefit with a couple of quarts of honey if there was any, and a summer five frame nuc. I also followed that with Im happy to help you so you can get started correctly and keep them alive. e said yes! So next year I have a new yard to work about seven miles from my house.HH