Land For Bees

If you have a community garden or other growing space, you may want to consider keeping bees.  You could look after them yourself, or offer a site for beehives in on your garden. Below is what you need to know about land and community bee keeping.

Most amateur bee keepers just gain verbal permission from the owners of the land which their hives are on and typically pay ‘rent’ of one jar of honey per hive per year. When discussing hives, you should have a good understanding of insurance and talk about access (for yourself and others), hedge trimming, spraying, neighbours and moving the bees.

Here is an example of a written agreement if you require one:www.bbka.org.uk/members/forum.php?t=6046

For more general information about responsible bee keeping, the BBKA website is an excellent resource.

 

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