Re: Advice on plans for 2013
I have 11 hives on 8 outyards this year, and will expand to 18 hives on 12 outyards next year. I have never had to seek outyard locations as I have people seeking me out. I treat my outyard property owners with a generous portion of the honey from their hive, keep the hive and surrounding area looking pristine (no junk left lying around, hive boxes in good repair and all painted the same color), and involve them in the initial hive siting. I also make sure that they know that if they ever decide they don't want a hive on their land anymore, I will have it removed within 24 hours (I have never had to do this). In general, I find that people are interested in honeybees and honeybee colony behavior, they enjoy "micro-local" honey from their own property, but are just not interested in being beekeepers themselves.
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