Re: pollinating services for pumpkins
By the time pumpkins are ready for pollinating you aught to have enuf honey in the hives to carry bees thru any lose in honey production. But, such a small pumpkin patch won't starve you colonies.
Two strong hives aught to be adequate. At least $50.00 per colony pollination fee is more reasonable. Though I would like to see $75.00 or better. $100.00 will get you turned down, I would predict. But, ya never know until you ask.
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