This spring I cleared a 20x30 area off an access road to place my hives. Since I plan on expansion next year I wanted to reclaim a bit more of my land that hasn't been used, or at least used by my family, in years. Doing some rough math it looks like I cleared about 1/2 an acre.:thumbsup: Enter the brush hog and the bucket attachment on the tractor. It took me the better part of 3 hours to clear and mow. I can't imagine what it would have taken to do by hand. Even with the equipment I still have two piles of fill that I didn't get around to spreading. Things I found out. I never piled any fill on that area. It's clean fill, mostly topsoil with a smattering of local rock. I guess the farm behind me thought it was their area to drop stuff on. Stuff like a roll of 12ft deer fence can be hidden under dense brush. Again I thank the farm behind me. The storage fee, oddly enough, for keeping the fence on my property came out to the exact value of the fence I found. I'm gonna need a bigger tractor (read, I need to talk my father into buying a bigger tractor:lol All in all it was great to clear the space. Now I can put up a pig pen and have oodles of room for however many hives I end up setting up for next spring.