Effective January 1, 2012 the keeping of bees for pollination or the production of tangible products having commercial value, on land of not less than 5 and not more than 20 acres, can qualify said property for agricultural tax rates. Land must have agricultural use for 5 years before agricultural valuation can apply.
We are leasing productive hives to landowners interested in raising bees on their property. Ownership, maintenance, and productive benefits of these hives remains with HBRS, while the pollination and potential tax valuation benefit the host. Specific requirements vary from county to county, but we are willing and able to work with you and your appraisal district officials to establish a productive and beneficial approach to apicultural usage of your property.
Please contact us, as well as your county appraisal office, for more details.