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

    Location:
    DORSET
    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

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

    Fuzzy Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    What is your location?
     
  6. Sid

    Sid Member

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Devon
    Found a local chap in village. Got 2 hives here now with aiming for about 10 by end of summer.
     
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  8. collins&sons

    collins&sons New Member

    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Hi All, Bee Farmer based in Tunbridge wells Kent, have bees across a 15 mile radius and still looking for more permanent sites.
    If anyone can help and would like bees on their land please let me know.

    thanks
     
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  9. capfits

    capfits Member

    A few guys up here love to get their hives on the edge of the heather in July/August. Well worth helping for a delicious comb of lovely aromatic heather honey.
    Kinda wish I had the time to do them myself. Perhaps when the kids leave home.
     
  10. Kevh

    Kevh New Member

    Heather sites are always interesting, just put them up and I will try and match a beefarmer to you.
    Thanks All
     
  11. Purli R

    Purli R Member

    Heather site available here. Yorkshire. PM for details if anyone is interested.
     
  12. andrew_yorks

    andrew_yorks New Member

    Hi all, we're a small bee farm looking for some more permanent sites or some OSR sites for next spring, both in the North Yorkshire area. PM me if interested, cheers
     
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  13. vikinglimey

    vikinglimey Member

    Location:
    North West
  14. May be interested in hosting hives.
    On the edge of a heather moor near Helmsley.

    I think the hives would want a small fenced area to stop the sheep knocking them over.

    Does this area have to be deducted from bps claim or are bees agricultural?
     

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