Requesting Bees - Example Post

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I would like to request honey bees to pollinate my apple trees for next year. I do not use pesticides, but I have a neighbor with a vineyard about a mile away. I am uncertain whether he uses pesticides for his crops.

There is a small stream that runs through my property, but it should be plenty of water for the bees - especially in April.

My neighbors have a dog and three horses, but that should not bee (pun intended) a problem and they are all quite docile. Deer and coyotes also live in the area.

We have a small population of wild honeybees, but would like to rent 50 healthy hives to help pollinate our 50 acre apple orchard. In April, the weather is usually around mid-70's with lows of mid-40's.

Our land has a shaded, level, and paved area that would be suitable for the hives. There is a wide area that could easily fit a large truck for transporting them.

Please feel free to contact me if you are willing to deliver to my area! I am OK with beekeepers leaving the bees on my land up to a week before or after our rental agreement if they need to.

-bHive Team

P.S. - The more detailed a post, the easier it is for beekeepers to match with you.

Requested Pollination Start Date: Apr 1, 2018
Requested Pollination End Date: May 1, 2018
Do you have sources of water available for bees? (Ponds, rivers, streams, lakes, etc.): I have a stream that runs through my property.
What kind of shelter do you have for bees? (Shade from trees, overhang for rain, etc.): I have plenty of trees to shade them from rain or sun.
What kind of pesticides do you use, if any? When was the last time you used them?: I do not use any pesticides on my crops.
Type of Bees: Honey bees
Bees Per Hive: 10,000 - 50,000
Number of Hives Requested (Typically 2-3 hives per acre of crop, but vary between crops and farms): 50
Crop Type: Apple Trees
Acres of Crops: 50.0
Do you have existing hives on your property?: No
Do you own any pets or livestock? If so, please list them below:: No, but my neighbors have a dog and three horses.
Listing created Jul 17, 2017

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