I took 6 strong hives to a vegetable farmer 10 days ago. $85/ hive pollination fee. This was the 10 th year. Saturday we got a huge downpour, the creek rose very fast, and now all the hives are at least halfway underwater. I just talked to the farmer and he told me all but one acre of his farm is underwater.
I did not yet send him the pollination invoice.
Another farmer for whom I pollinate strawberries told me this guy gets a lot of money from the govt and has had flood claims before, although I never had a loss there before.
Should I send the farmer a bill for the lost hives or is it my risk?
Should I send him a bill for the pollination fees?