Demand is very high this spring and Biobees is urging all growers to provide a minimum of two-weeks notice for all hives.

We will be prioritising our scheduled orders and may not be able to fulfill last minute needs. Please contact us directly or speak immediately with your Horticentre rep.


Maintaining the perfect hive temperature costs the bees in time and effort. When insulation is inadequate, more bees will stay at home for thermoregulation duties potentially wasting precious daylight hours.

Using our new insulated outer equates to greater bee activity throughout the life of the hive, and better pollination outcomes for your crop!

Learn More
  • Key Benefits of Bumblebees

    Bumblebees are exceptionally good at what they do, better in many respects than honeybees. Scientists believe that 200 bumblebees are comparable to 10,000 honeybees in some crops!

  • Biology & Life-Cycle

    Bumblebees have a different survival strategy to honeybees. Learn about the history of Bombus terrestris in New Zealand, their biology and how their life-cycle works.

  • What's All the Buzz About?

    Bumblebees are "buzz pollinators", they literally buzz the pollen out of flowers! Honeybees don't do it but it is important for the pollination of many crops and vital for the tomato industry!