We recommend using bumblebees in combination with honeybees for the pollination of buckwheat!
  • We recommend 6-10 or more bumblebee hives per hectare when used in combination with honeybees. Ideally space the bumblebee hives evenly throughout the crop, but keep them as far away from the honeybee hives as possible.
The Biology of Buckwheat
In Japan, bumblebees are one of the most common pollinators of buckwheat and in certain locations are by far the most dominant pollinators.