I've been processing data on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) claims and was intrigued that public lands are being leased for beekeeping purposes. Compared to other usages, however, it appears like there are very few apiaries that have been formed this way. That surprises me, given how low the annual fees are for all that land. (I posted a state breakdown here: theApiaries.com/us) Has anyone:
* Successfully registered and owns an apiary through the BLM
* Attempted but did not succeede to get a claim
* Considered getting a claim but found the process too onerous
* Know anyone who has had the above experiences
If so, what whas your experience?
What was the appeal?
What were the main challenges?