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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Twig, Minnesota USA

    Big Grin

    I am looking for a sample of a rental agreement any small beekeeping operation might be using. Please feel free to email me at

    Thanks -Bill

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Columbiana, AL
    I believe, 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

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    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". 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.
    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
    year above.
    __________________________________________________ ___ Grower
    __________________________________________________ ___ Grower's Address
    __________________________________________________ ___

    __________________________________________________ ___ Beekeeper
    __________________________________________Beekeepe r's Address
    __________________________________________________ __

    __________________________________________________ ___ Witness
    __________________________________________________ ___ Witness' Address
    __________________________________________________ ___



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