Hive for Hire

After reading the title you may think, is this a typo or perhaps a joke? It is neither. You can actually rent bees to assist with your garden. This may seem a little unorthodox at first, but the addition of bees to a home garden can greatly increase a harvest yield. Bees are some of the most important pollinators the world has to offer. It is often said that bees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat. With that kind of importance it is no wonder growers are anxious to get bees out to their crops.

Bees can be rented for gardens of any size, including personal home gardens. So if you are struggling with growing your own garden, the secret to success may lie with bees. A strong hive of bees can cost as little as $60, up to $180 per hive for the growing season. With this kind of money at stake bee keepers are focusing on making strong colonies for repeat business.

These bees are amazingly well traveled. Some bees are shipped from Florida all they way to California for certain growing seasons. Talk about living the dream life! However, times aren’t always easy for these bees. Due to increased pesticide use, the population of bees has been declining at an unnerving rate. Because we rely heavily on bees for agricultural growth, this is a serious problem for everyone. With growing awareness and support from everyone hopefully we wont bring these bees to their knees.