I'm looking at taking a year out and seeing a bit of the world in April/May and thus looking to loan my bees out for a year or so.
I currently have 4 colonies (winter dependant of course) which are in WBC's. There will be around 2 supers supplied with each hive and I'm just wondering what you would ask for in return for letting someone have the bees?
I would expect the same quantity of colonies back after but just wondering whether to ask for a % of any honey removed for example of if there's a going rate?
Yours, head scratchingly,