Compensation - Grower or Beekeeper (Pollinator)?
I am a native plant nursery manager who is considering allowing someone who approached me to place their hives on my land. Generally speaking, in this type of situation, what is the standard agreement between the 2 parties regarding compensation, whether it be honey or money? Since the beekeeper approached us regarding placing their hives on our property, should he compensate the grower in some way, whether it be a percentage of honey from hives or monetarily, or should the grower compensate the beekeeper? If someone could let me know if they been in this situation, your insight would be greatly appreciated.
My opinion is that we should be getting a percentage of the honey. We did not ask this person to place his hives on the property for pollination. We haven't had hives on the property for the last 30yrs and the plants have been pollinated by native bees.