Running about 2 dozen hives and I keep talking to others at the bee clubs (and recently a father at my daughter’s high school) that fall into pollination contracts for little U-picks for blueberries, raspberries and orchards. It seems that there is a market for small time pollination that only needs 5-20 hives.
How do I find these guys? Is there some means to locate / approach these small operators?
It sounds like they make more on a pollination contract than I make per hive on honey and that it is not mutually exclusive.