Seeking to lease or purchase 5 acres in Washington County


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Land Seeker Description

I am looking for fairly level, cleared, 5-10 acres to place 100 plus beehives.  Looking for land that has organic practices, certified or not.  An ideal property would have a small barn or shed or permission to place a nice shed if my own on it.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights; on-site sewer or outhouse; barn or storage unit, electricity preferred; level; organic certified or not.


Describe your farming experience

My father was a landscape architect. I grew up working in his nurseries. I have been a beekeeper for seven years and am part of the Oregon State University’s Master Beekeeping program.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Grow my apiary to 200-300 beehives. I’m getting into pollination so will need a place to overwinter the bees, a place to store a truck and trailer when not in use and the ability to access the hives with a truck. I’d like to scatter honeybee friendly seeds and to grow my own vegetables. A year round water source like a pond, river, creek or lake would be ideal.


What are your long term goals

Grow my apiary to 500 -600 or more hives for pollination. I sell honey, wax and candies. The more hives I have the more product I can sell. I do farmers markets, sell online and would like to sell in stores.


Describe your housing needs

I own my own home. Interested in discussing options for small home rental for my son, who is also a beekeeper.


What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

Keep it tidy and presentable, place signs stating the boundaries if the apiary, keep the lines of communications open, be respectful of other’s property, be kind.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Stock, Vegetables, Vineyard

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
March 24, 2022



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