Re: Compensation - Grower or Beekeeper (Pollinator)?
Of course, it is your land so you can grant or deny access to anyone you want for any reason, but I find it odd that a plant nursery wouldn't be more eager to embrace bees as part of their business of producing plants. Especially since this guy would place the bees on an unused section of your land and do all the work to maintain them. Even if the bees only enhanced production (more or bigger blooms due to the pollination provided by the bees) by as little as a few percent, it would all be free. To charge this guy seems shortsighted. Are there really enough native pollinators that honey bees wouldn't be the least bit helpful?
Last edited by shinbone; 06-28-2013 at 09:21 AM.
(3rd year, 9 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)