This hive can be used in in outdoor crops with flowering periods shorter than 4 weeks.
$169.51 per hive to the North Island, includes GST and freight.
$174.82 per hive to the South Island, includes GST and freight.
Bumblebees are exceptional pollinators, in many aspects superior to honeybees.
Ideal for pollinating a wide variety of fruiting plants including apricots, blueberries, broad acre seed crops, cherries, melons, nectarines, passionfruit, peaches, persimmons, plums, pumpkin, raspberries, strawberries, and many more! Please visit our pollination section for commercial pollination information or contact us directly.
The hive contains an active queen, her workers (approx. 200) and developing brood. We recommend you read our outdoor pollination checklist, and provide the hive 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 $10.93.
The hive is supplied at mid stage in its development. The bees will follow their natural life-cycle, the hive may 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. Please visit our safety section for more information.
For those interested in commercial pollination of outdoor crops with longer pollination periods (4 weeks or more), we recommend you consider our standard hive option.