Just a general question on almond pollination, least amount of hives recommended.
What is the least amount of hives you have seen someone try to offer up for pollination? Are there people that pool up say 20 hives each and bring a hundred or so hives in the equation?
I am no where near having enough hives, but lets say in a few years I have 20-40 hives, would it be better to just knock on doors and offer a pollination service on say, smaller acrages? Or would my "20-40" hives be pooled with someone else to fill a contract?
Just curious if there is opportunity for a smaller scale beekeeper to get their foot in the door.
I hope im not stepping on any toes, just curious how the pollination thing works.
How long is the bloom generally?
Thanks for any responses!...............Jason
Coyote Creek Bees