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i had to go and have a long chat with the estate owner .on what i wanted and is plans for keeping bees on the estate.
Who owns the land?offered the use of a new patch
just ask how many jars would you like to cover it.dont offer cash unless he puts a price to you..then say you normally pay in jars .Thanks for the different perspectives!!
I'm going to talk on site to landowner tomorrow.
I've found a draft contract on BBKA website (in WORD) which I've cut down and will keep in my back pocket in case he wants one. As regards rent I may offer £50 or 10 jars of honey!
underground services?Who owns the land?
I have an informal but written Land Licence that lays out mutual departure, respect to the property, use for beekeeping and a few other basics.
Rent is about £200 for the sole use of an overgrown orchard (quarter of a mile from a regular & vast borage field) and I guess that sum covers the owner's property insurance (he works in property rental).
Another big property company wanted bees on their A13 satellite container site, but when the lawyers sent a legal document obliging me to cover costs of underground services and a pile of other oddities, I declined.
Rural use is best done on trust.
I know I say hives are just another "built environment" occupied by another species but that is taking it a bit far.Electricity, water, waste (might even have included moles).
Standard property caveats, I imagine, developed by crusty Dickensian property lawyers and unquestioned ever since.