Buy a bumblebee hive for your home garden or greenhouse! Garden hives are available year round.
Please Note: We strongly recommend avoiding rural delivery and cannot guarantee the safe and timely arrival of hives through the rural system. South Island rural deliver orders for garden hives will only be dispatched on Mondays due to delivery delays, please be aware of this when ordering.
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. Hives are guaranteed for 4 weeks, but typically last for 6-8 weeks, however they may persist for even longer.
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.
This is a small colony, not suitable for commercial customers. For those interested in commercial pollination we recommend you consider our commercial hive options, starting from the Medium Hive.
Polystyrene or Cardboard Outer
PP Inner Box
Cardboard box dimensions are: 345 x 240 x 210 mm (L x W x H)
Insulated box dimensions are: 340 x 240 x 270 mm (L x W x H)