Honey bee pollination and your crop

Did you know that by hiring honey bee hives to pollinate your crop, the size and quality of your fruit and/or seed set will be improved? 

Crops for which honey bee pollination is essential: 

  • Pome Fruits (apples and pears)
  • Nashi Fruit
  • Cherries
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries etc
  • Cucurbits – Melons, Pumpkins, Marrow, Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchinis
  • Almonds, Lucerne, Buckwheat.

Crops whose yield quality is improved by the presence of honey bee hives: 

  • Clover
  • Sunflowers
  • Canola
  • Faba Beans
  • Chick Peas
  • Stone Fruits
  • Vegetable seed production.

With improvement in the quality of your crop by efficient pollination, can you afford not to hire honey bees?

See below hire/consignment note proforma to assist with placing your bees for pollination of crops etc.

VFF beekeepers consignment note
(Microsoft Word Document)