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Offline fenux1255

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Question across America hive rental
« on: May 06, 2009, 05:18:43 AM »
K this is my first year of having bee's i have 2 hives that are doing good from what i can see and i got a visitor while out in doing some yard work for my fathers, my neighbor stopped by and asked me about wether or not i was going to rent them out for pollination he rents on average 10 hives for his farm and wanted to know what i would charge him if i got a few more hives next year

So my question is I live in Michigan, he owns a onion/squash farm what do people charge for renting out there hives?

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Re: Question across America hive rental
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 06:39:15 AM »
We are getting $35 per month here..per hive
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Re: Question across America hive rental
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 03:19:32 PM »
I've seen prices down here in Virginia go from 50 to 150 a hive.  So there is a pretty broad range also when helping him out you need 1 hive to properly pollinate 1/2 an acer of crops.  Hope this helps you out.
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Re: Question across America hive rental
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 03:07:22 PM »
great thanks that will give me somewhere to start :)

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Re: Question across America hive rental
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 08:33:58 PM »
 lol, Im a newbie myself, and only in my second year, but as soon as the word was out I had bees, I have had lots of people beg for them. I just don't have enough bees yet. Must be a shortage of polinators in our great state.
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