Hosting Honey bees on your Farm

Discussion in 'Rural Diversification' started by Kevh, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. baler-twine

    baler-twine New Member

    Yes absolutely. Our Bee Keeper left a few years ago
  2. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Have a local bee keeper who keeps about 20-40 hives here ,whats not to like get a few jars of honey a few more pollinators around cant be a bad thing .
  3. Kevh

    Kevh New Member

    Baler twine I am trying to link farmers with their local beefarmer, PM me you location details and I will see what I can do
  4. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Member

    It might be a good idea to add your own location to your avatar!
  5. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Member

    What is your location?
  6. Sid

    Sid Member

    South Molton
    We get a payment in weight of honey per hive per year. We have 12 hives on each block of land.

    Try Paddy at Quince honey farm South Molton. I don't know if he travels that far but may know someone or ask at a show as tgey usually have a bee keepers stand

    We don't fence the hives off. We were told by the keeper that if you do and cattle get in there with loads of grass around the hives they knock them over, whereas free access they graze contented around them.
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  7. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Found a local chap in village. Got 2 hives here now with aiming for about 10 by end of summer.
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