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    How to Get Pollination Contracts

    Most beekeepers earn money by selling honey and beeswax products.  But there is another lucrative way for beekeepers to earn money – by offering pollination services.  Much like migratory beekeeping, beekeepers can bring their hives to a field to pollinate crops.  This is beneficial to both the beekeeper and the grower.  Read on to learn how to get pollination contracts.  What is a Pollination Contract? A pollination contract is an agreement between a beekeeper and a grower of crops such as fruits or vegetables.  The contract provides terms and details that have the beekeeper bring beehives to the grower’s fields in order to pollinate their crops.  The contract should specify…

  • Beekeeping

    What is Migratory Beekeeping?

    The two types of beekeeping  that most people know are hobby and commercial beekeeping.  Hobby beekeeping refers to those who own a few hives and keep bees for fun, or for a small profit.  This is also called backyard beekeeping or urban beekeeping. Commercial beekeepers have a lot of beehives and keep bees primarily for profit.  Beekeeping is a serious business, and it can be challenging to find quality beekeeping equipment. Whether you go for commercial or urban beekeeping, you need an excellent quality beekeeping kit. There is also another type of beekeeping that has a huge impact on the produce we eat.  Migratory beekeeping is responsible for the pollination of many…

  • Bees,  Gardening

    Plant These Flowers for a Beautiful Pollinator Garden Year Round

    Whether you are a beekeeper or not it is beneficial to plant a pollinator garden.  Pollinator gardens are gardens that specifically contain plants for attracting bees and butterflies.  Not only are these bee gardens beautiful, they also play a big role in helping bees. If you have a vegetable garden, pollinators are essential for your plants to produce fruit and vegetables. Bees visit many flowers a day to forage pollen and nectar. The pollen and nectar is then stored and used to feed larvae and make honey. If you are a beekeeper, you want your bees to forage on the best flowers to produce the best tasting honey. So what…