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"Grower agrees to reimburse the beekeeper for any additional movement of colonies in, out, or around the crop."

Obtained from the University of Delaware on a pollination contract sample. For some reason (not enough coffee this morning) I'm not understanding what this means. Can someone shed light?
 

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I assume the expectation is the basic contract includes the initial dropoff and the final pickup. Should the grower want hives moved around the property for any reason that still takes place under this contract, that cost is an additional item the grower will pay for. ie.. one part of the orchard is "slow" and needs bees at a later time, the grower may want hives moved across the property to the late-bloom area to ensure proper pollination.

Very likely the grower isn't going to pay the beekeeper to move hives in/out when pesticides are being sprayed.
 

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Thanks dtompsett, this made sense on how you explained it. If you have a grower that wants you to move hives every other day on a whim, then it will allow the grower to understand the beekeepers time.
 

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Vegetable crop pollination includes moving hives an number of times to fields in bloom. Delaware grows a lot of cucumbers. The pollination contract was designed w/ that in mind, I suspect.
 
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