- Why Do We Keep Bees?
- Types of Beekeepers
- What Do Beekeepers Do?
- Checking the Hives (Basic Tools) [+]
- Harvesting Honey [+]
- Protecting the Hive [+]
- Record Keeping and Maintenance
- Gathering Information
Hives for Hire
Many farmers, recognizing the important role that bees play in pollination, rent beehives to ensure the best pollination of their fruit and other crops. Their crops are too valuable to be dependent on wild pollinators alone. Growers look at the number of flowers they have in their fields or orchards in order to determine how many hives they need for optimum pollination.
Beekeepers who rent out their bee colonies for pollination may move their hives several times to accommodate the different flowering times of various crops. They may even move hives across provinces.