Have you ever had your hives on the land of a landowner who you upset or who just became unreasonable?
It has been raining off and on for over a week now and supposed to rain off and on until at least next week.
I had to get out to my hives to put supers on as they were getting crowded. My bees are on a grass field with a dirt road. To avoid putting ruts in the dirt road which they use for access to their field I drove my half ton along the very edge of the grass field, very slowly and upon my return trip followed the same path.
This morning I receive a text asking why I was checking my hives when it was wet and that I was destroying their cattle feed, and that he didn't know what to think.
As he owns a large portion of the land in my area, I offered to purchase him a few hay bales. He declined and said it was all fine, he was just surprised.
I am sure by the end of next week you wont even know I drove on the edge of the field. I felt it was an over reaction, but I am not a cattle farmer and don't grow hay. For the record the only reason I drove on it was to protect the road and thought nothing of it due to it only being hay.
Its his land and I will be more inclined to contact him before going on his land in any less than perfect weather in the future.