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Rayonier Bee Licenses Offer Apiarists Secure, Accessible Land
You may know Rayonier as one of the largest private landowners in the U.S. Our 2.7 million acres of timberland span 12 states and New Zealand. We supply timber that becomes pulp, paper, lumber, and a wide variety of other wood products.
Rayonier’s non-timber income program offers land for a variety of uses, including pine straw raking, hunting, cattle grazing, and more. One of our most consistently sought-after non-timber programs is bee licenses.
Over the past half century, we have successfully met the needs of beekeepers in the United States.
Most of our bee licenses to this point have come from word of mouth. In fact, many have been passed down by beekeepers in the same family for generations. As we grow our Southeast operations and look toward expansion into Texas, Mississippi, Oregon and Washington, we’re ready and able to meet the needs of more beekeepers nationwide.
STATES TO CHOOSE FROM INCLUDE, FL, GA, SC, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK, OR, AND WA.
Who Should License Land from Rayonier?
In short, you should. Rayonier services a wide range of bee customers, from small “mom-and-pop” honey producers to large industrial breeders who transport bees multiple times per year.
Why become a Rayonier Customer?
We have land.
Rayonier recently purchased an additional 90,000 acres in Georgia, and continues to expand operations in Florida, Texas, Oregon and Washington. Even with high demand snapping up bee licenses, we currently have land available for bees.
Our reputation precedes us.
You don’t maintain multiple generations on the same property by being a difficult landowner. Our customers stick with us because they appreciate our secure, accessible land and our hands off approach. We put our customers first and will not micro-manage your timing or placement of hives.
Our land is secure.
Gated properties provide increased security for commercial operations. Rayonier also maintains a staff of forest rangers and equipment for fire suppression to protect our land and your bees.
We are accessible.
The majority of our properties are large, enabling a crew to station numerous truckloads of colonies. Our mainline road system is actively maintained for tractor trailer log trucks and fire suppression access. For beekeepers, this means easy in and out for hive maintenance and hauling.
We keep it simple.
The contract process is streamlined and easy by design. In fact it can be completed entirely via e-mail. For most of the beekeepers we work with, everything can be done online. Within a course of two weeks, we go from an inquiry to a contract. It's that simple.