- Mar 9, 2016
- Reaction score
- Gower, where all the fun happens
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 14 now...and still counting
At least it's more pleasant than the abrupt 'how much' response I had from a land owner when I approached him to put a few hives on the edge of one of his unused field.I've already had a very interesting reply, direct from the titled owner of the estate. It was written very succinctly and graciously, but turned down my request. Perhaps I should have egged the natural beekeeping argument more strongly as the owner is an admirer of the writings of Rudolph Steiner. Steiner appears to have had strong views against the practise (as in 1923) of keeping bees.
I have replied with equal grace, avoiding trying to do any direct persuasion and have pointed out that my own beekeeping gravitates towards a more natural approach than the conventional. I won't try to do any bee poaching, but still have several authorised locations in mind
I was so gob smacked by his rudeness and not even a hello or no thank-you that I proceeded to wind him up with some guess work on his how much without mentioning money.