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Offline rayb

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Yard "RENT"
« on: August 10, 2007, 09:06:38 AM »
A friend has kindly allowed us to use a small section of his 6 acre farm for our bees.The hives there were new and did not produce any excess honey although we did get about 100 lbs from our back yard.  We would like to repay his kindness with some honey. What is an appropriate amount as rent?

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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 09:08:40 AM »
3 pounds was recommended to me by a commercial apiary when I asked them the same question.  It is what they give for "rent" also.
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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 01:22:20 PM »
I pay 1 lbs of honey per hive per year for rental rate.
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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 05:15:44 PM »
  2 Lbs of honey per year for each honey producing colony as yard rent. 
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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 07:36:00 PM »
My dad let a beekeeper keep hives he kept about 25 hives on his farm and gave him a gallon of honey each fall.

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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007, 07:43:50 PM »
give as much as bees give you...don't feel obligated to give him every year, although..if the year was good to you, you should be to him. also, never forget to tell him how his apples and other veggies look much better now that he has bees :-D

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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 01:27:35 AM »
my locations are a precious thing and hard to get i give plenty and fell good doing that  :) if you dont have a lot to give get more bees :lol:

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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 03:29:32 PM »
I always base it on that year's harvest.  In a good year I give them more than in a bad year.  If I don't get any honey, I don't give them much.
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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007, 12:21:04 AM »
Thanks. Based on this year's building up and no excess honey, it looks like a "mercy" payment is in order.

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Re: Yard "RENT"
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 09:51:42 AM »
I gave a case of comb honey in pint jars for the 2 yards I had in the oranges.

 

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