A medium sized hive, suitable for large gardens or commercial greenhouses smaller than 1000m2.
$140.80 per hive to the North Island, includes GST and freight.
$146.11 per hive to the South Island, includes GST and freight.
Bumblebees are exceptional pollinators, in many aspects superior to honeybees.
This hive can be used in a garden environment or in smaller commercial greenhouse environments (less than 1000m2).
Ideal for pollinating a wide variety of fruiting plants including, apples, apricots, avocado, beans, blueberries, cherries, courgettes, eggplants, kiwifruit, melons, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, pumpkin, raspberries, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes and many more! Please visit our pollination section for commercial pollination information or contact us directly.
For garden situations, 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.
The hive contains an active queen, her workers (approx. 50-60) and developing brood. If you intend to use this hive outdoors, we recommend providing it with some additional shelter or a wooden housing to protect it from rain, as the packaging is not weather resistant. Alternatively, if purchasing two hives, a twin hive weather resistant outer can be purchased for an additional $9.60.
The hive is supplied at an early stage in its 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.
Bumblebees are usually more docile than honeybees, hence the misconception that they can't sting. It is important to note that they are capable of stinging and will do so if threatened. Hives should be placed out of the way of young children and inquisitive pets. Please visit our safety section for more information.
For those interested in commercial pollination of areas larger than 1000m2, we recommend you consider standard hive or turbo hive options.