Order Bumblebee Hives

Bumblebees are a valuable way to boost production and reduce seasonal variability. 

The gold standard for pollination under crop covers, including glass, plastic and netting.

Hives are listed below, click to order or see our pollination pages for crop specific recommendations.
 
GardenOrder-3

Garden

$90
MediumOrder-487

Medium

$140.80
StandardOrder-650

Standard

$168.95
TurboOrder-200

Turbo

$179.68
Voucher

Gift Voucher

Starting from $90
Select the hive type you are interested in (prices listed for NI delivery and include GST and freight).
Purchases can be made directly via POLi pay.

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Greenhouse growers have been using bumblebees extensively since the late 80's, and they are increasingly used in outdoor crops to maximise yields and as an insurance on the weather.

Hives are available year round
  • Standard or smaller hives are essentially always in stock
  • However, for orders of 10 or more or any order of Turbo hives, 2-4 weeks notice may be required, so please get in touch asap.
It takes some time to rear the hives up to the required strength and we need notice to make sure your needs are met. Hives do not have a long shelf-life, and must be produced to demand, so we cannot guarantee we will be able to supply without advanced notice.

Buy with confidence! We guarantee that our hives will provide effective pollination for a minimum of 4 weeks, but if the conditions are right they may pollinate for 8 weeks or more! As these are living, breathing animals, it is not possible to give a definitive period of pollination, and you should consider checking on the activity of the hive (watching bees come and go) to ensure that it is still working effectively. Chemical pesticides can be harmful to bumblebees, so please be aware of this when making spray decisions. While not all chemicals will kill the bees out right, some can have sub-lethal impacts that effect the duration and quality of pollination services. Hives can be closed to minimise chemical impacts, and wherever possible, use biological control agents and/or soft chemicals to ensure your bumblebees can do their job.

About us

New Zealand's only specialised producer of bumblebee hives for pollination services.

Bumblebees are our trade!

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Fax: (06) 879 8699
Email: office@biobees.co.nz

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