I am looking for a sample of a rental agreement any small beekeeping operation might be using. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe,pollinator.com has sample contracts on his sight.Not sure about the adress though,put"pollinator" into a search engine and you should be able to get to his sight.He is allso a moderator on this sight...JOHN
There are already several out there. Tom Sanford has a few that can be modified to suit your needs. Just do a web search for "pollination contracts". Pollinator.com might have something also. I am attaching one here, but if you would like, I can send it via email as a MS Word file so you can manipulate it easier to suit your needs. If it doesn't come through well here on the forum, just email my personal address, or at my web site and I can send it to you.
This agreement is made ________________________, 20______ between
_______________________________, (Grower's Name) hereinafter called the
grower, and ____________________________ hereinafter called the beekeeper.
1.TERM OF AGREEMENT. The term of this agreement shall be for the:
__________________, 20__ growing season.
2.RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BEEKEEPER
a.The beekeeper shall supply the grower with _________ hives (colonies) of bees to be
delivered to:_______________________________________________ __________
__________________________________________________ _________ as follows:
Approximate date hives requested: __________________________________
Description of hive locations:
(If additional space is needed, attach separate sheet dated and signed by both parties.)
The beekeeper shall locate said bees in accordance with directions of the grower, or, if
none are given, according to his judgement so as to provide maximum pollination
b.The beekeeper agrees to provide colonies of the following minimum standards: A laying
queen with the following: ____________ frames with brood with bees to cover.
____________ pounds of honey stores or other food.
____________ story hives.
The grower shall be entitled to inspect, or cause to be inspected, each colony of bees
after giving reasonable notice to the beekeeper of this intent.
c.The beekeeper agrees to maintain the bees in proper pollinating conditions by judicious
inspection and supering or honey removal as needed.
d.The beekeeper agrees to leave the bees on the crop until: ___________________, 20_______________________, or per following instructions: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________________________
3.RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GROWER a.The grower agrees to provide a suitable
place to locate the hives. The site must be accessible to a truck and other vehicles used in
handling and servicing the colonies. The grower shall allow the beekeeper entry on the
premises whenever necessary to service the bees, and the grower assumes full
responsibility for all loss and damage to his fields or crops resulting from the use of trucks
or other vehicles in handling and servicing such bees.
b.The grower agrees not to apply highly toxic pesticides to the crop while the bees are
being used as pollinators nor immediately prior to their movement if the residue would
endanger the colonies. The following pesticide materials, other agricultural chemicals, and
methods of application are mutually agreed to be suitable while the bees are on the crop:
The grower agrees to notify the beekeeper if hazardous materials not listed are to be
used. The cost of moving the bees away from and back to the crop to prevent damage
from highly toxic materials shall be borne by the grower.
c.The grower agrees to pay for _________ colonies of bees at the rate of
$____________ per colony. Payment shall be made to the beekeeper as follows:
$____________ per colony on delivery and the balance on or before ___________ of
said year. Additional moves or settings shall require $____________ per hive per move.
d.The grower agrees to provide adequate watering facilities for the bees if none are
available within one-half mile of each colony used in pollinating the crop.
4.PERFORMANCE. It is understood and agreed that either party to this agreement shall
be excused from the performance hereof in the event that, prior to delivery of the
colonies, such performance is prevented by causes beyond the control of such party.
5.ARBITRATION. If any controversy shall arise hereunder between the parties hereto,
such controversy shall be settled by arbitration. Each party within 10 days shall appoint
one arbitrator, and the so named shall select a third, and the decision by any two such
arbitrators shall be binding upon the parties hereto. The cost of such arbitration shall be
divided equally between the parties.
6.ASSIGNMENT OR TRANSFER. This agreement is not assignable or transferable by
either party, except that the terms hereof shall be binding upon a successor by operation
of law to the interest of either party.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement the day and
__________________________________________________ ___ Grower
__________________________________________________ ___ Grower's Address
__________________________________________________ ___ Beekeeper
__________________________________________Beekeepe r's Address
__________________________________________________ ___ Witness
__________________________________________________ ___ Witness' Address