Beeline Bombus spp.

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Beeline Bumblebee hives are a “total system” which contains bee food and pollen to ensure consistent performance over an extended period. Our hives are available in a range of specification to suit the target crop and growing system.

Key Features

  • A total system hive provides consistent performance for extended periods
  • Ensures optimal fruit set with reliable and high quality hives
  • Bee-lock ensures bees can be recollected to protect the hives when spraying

Target Pests

  • This product is for pollination not pest control.

How It Works

  • Bumble bees are natural pollinators that achieve highly efficient pollen transfer through ‘buzz-pollination’, dislodging pollen through vibrations.
  • The majority of bees in a hive are worker bees that will provide continuous pollination to your crop
  • Hives are available in a range of specification to suit the target crop and growing system
  • Recommendations and best practices are strongly dependent on the crop and growing system, contact a Bioline advisor for help and specific recommendations
  • Please note that hives will contain different species of Bumblebee depending on the country of use

Available delivery systems

Total System Hive (Tomato)

  • Contains queen, workers and brood in all stages
  • > 60 workers per hive at start of hive life
  • Sugar water underneath hive ensures bees always have a plentiful supply of food
  • Used in vegetables (tomato & aubergine) and in crops for seed production

Soft Fruit Hive

  • Contains queen, workers and brood in all stages
  • > 80 workers per hive at start of hive life
  • Compact hives with 30-50 workers are also available
  • Sugar water underneath hive ensures bees always have a plentiful supply of food
  • Used in soft fruit, top fruit and vegetables

Triple Hive

  • Outer box houses three Soft Fruit Hives
  • Contains queen, workers and brood in all stages
  • Three hives with > 80 workers per hive at start of hive life
  • Sugar water underneath hives ensures bees always have a plentiful supply of food
  • Used in outdoor crops including top fruit, and soft fruit

Booster Hive

  • Late stage hive will be highly active but will not last as long as other hives options
  • Will contain >60 workers and brood in all life stages. May contain queen, drones and queen pupae
  • Sugar water underneath hives ensures bees always have a plentiful supply of food
  • Used in outdoor crops including top fruit, and soft fruit

Handling & Storage

Instructions for use

  • Place hives in early morning or late evening and allow them to rest for 1-2 hours before opening
  • Protect hive against direct sunlight, condensation, water and drafts
  • Do not move/disturb the hives after placement
  • If you remove a hive from a pile or row, replace it with a new hive in the same spot
  • In all situations hives should be horizontal and not directly on the soil
  • Cut off CO2 supply in the immediate area of the hives
  • Walk away after opening the hives
  • Do not block the opening of the bee lock
 
  • If you are doing a chemical application, set the bee-lock to ensure bees can return to the hive but cannot leave. Allow time for workers to return before applying chemicals. If hives need to be removed due to chemical applications, place them back in exact same position.