Bioforce - Bumblebees for Pollination

Bioforce - Bumblebees for Pollination

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Bumblebees for Pollination

Bumblebees are exceptional pollinators, in many aspects superior to honeybees. Three sizes of bumblebee hives are available year round to suit your commercial pollination needs or home garden.
Bumblebees are ideal for pollinating a wide variety of garden plants, especially food and seed crops including, apples, apricots, avocado, beans, blueberries, cherries, courgettes, eggplants, kiwifruit, melons, passionfruit, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, pumpkin, raspberries, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes and many more! We recommend getting the hive a few weeks in advance of the pollination of larger trees, which will allow the hive some time to develop beforehand. Ideal for plants grown under cover (both plastic and glass) and outdoor crops.

The hive packaging is not weather resistant and we recommend providing it with some additional shelter or a wooden housing to protect it from rain (if placing in a glasshouse, this is unnecessary).

Hives are supplied at an early stage in the development. The bees will follow their natural life-cycle, the hive will develop in strength before eventually declining in numbers and ultimately ceasing to exist. Nearing the end of the hive's life, many new queens should be produced, these will hopefully take up residence in your area the following season.

Hive Sizes

Garden Hive - A bumblebee hive suited to home gardens and small non-commercial sized greenhouses. This is a small colony, not suitable for commercial customers.

Medium Hive - A medium sized hive, suitable for large gardens or commercial greenhouses smaller than 1000 m2. This hive can be used in a garden environment or in smaller commercial greenhouse environments (less than 1000 m2). The hive contains an active queen, her workers (approx. 50-60) and developing brood.

Standard Hive - This hive should be used in commercial greenhouse environments (greater than 1000 m2) or in outdoor crops with flowering periods greater than 4 weeks. The hive contains an active queen, her workers (approx. 80) and developing brood.

      Important Information

      Bumblebee hives form their own shipping container. It is not possible to consolidate shipping of other products with the Bumblebee hives, freight is included in the price of the hives for this reason.

      Hives contain a nutrient solution for the bees to consume during transportation and to continue their development once they arrive ready for work. Please ensure hives should be correctly orientated to ensure the nutrient solution does not leak.