|5P405K – Bumblebees Bumblebees can probably do a better job pollinating your tomato or pepper flowers than you!! Studies show that pollinating tomatoes with bumblebees will give a 3% – 5% increase in yield, with a 5% – 8% increase in fruit size!!Bumblebees can probably do the pollinating job for less money than you can hire it done!! Bumblebees will work 7 days a week!! No time off!! No sick days!! No payroll taxes!! Never too busy to pollinate, bumblebees seem to know exactly when the pollen is ready, resulting in excellent fruit setting. Order by received by 10:00am MT Time will be shipped next business day with Next Day delivery.
Natupol Excel Bombus impatiens
Use Natupol Excel for:Pollination of crops with a high amount of flowers per m2, crops grown under artificial light and in warmer climates.
Packaging:One hive with one colony of bumblebees including a queen, 75-100 workers, brood and sugar water
When to use Natupol Excel?
Natupol Excel is especially developed for crops with a high amount of flowers per m2 (35-60 flowers) per week, such as cherry or snack tomatoes, (straw)berries and for crops grown under artificial light or in warmer environments.
How does Natupol Excel work?
After their release, worker bumblebees will start pollinating the crop. They are supported by more workers born in the weeks after their introduction.
The Natupol Excel contains a larger volume of sugar water, adjusted to the needs of the crop. This increases the overall pollination potential and gives the bumblebees more energy to control their own microclimate. The hive also houses a larger colony and thus requires more cooling. Therefore the ventilation openings are modified to improve ventilation. Screens in the ventilation openings prevent insects from entering the hive.
The improved visibility of the hives (Beevision) among the crop is based on the way bumblebees see. Bumblebees now easily find the hive, fewer bumblebees get lost in the greenhouse and pollination improves.
Application Natupol Excel
Best working conditions Natupol Excel
Natupol Excel performs best at an ambient temperature of between 10-30°C.
Special points of attention
Natupol Excel hives are comparable to the previous Class A hives. They are intended for use in greenhouses that have recently planted and need a consistent amount of pollination over the course of the growth cycle.
Description: Colony with high pollination efficiency for hydroponic tomato crops.
Note: This hive takes longer to reach its maximum level, but the hive’s overall performance is more even throughout its lifespan. If you need more pollination faster, we suggest you go with the Excel Startup Hive. If your state requires the Queen Excluder (States West of the Rocky Mountains), you will be sent one of those hives automatically.
We recommend that you schedule a replacement hive to be delivered during the 7th to 8th week. (The larger the square footage – the more frequently you may need to reorder.) This will allow time for the new hive to become acclimated to your greenhouse before the old hive gives out.
All of the states West of the Rocky Mountains that receive the queen excluder doors on the hives.
California Customers Must Have This Application On File To Receive Bees:
Just print this form CA Hive Permit App Web and fill in the personal information.
CDFA (California Department of Food and Agriculture). On their website, you will find the fax number and contact information for submitting the application. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services
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|1st Hive Shipped / Each||$120||$55||$75||$85|
|Additional Hives / Each||$85||$52||$65||$70|
For the foreseeable future, our new bumblebee shipment schedule will be as follows:
Ship Day Order Day & Time Deadline
Monday Friday by 12:00 pm EST
Wednesday Tuesday by 12:00 pm EST
This item is ALWAYS sent direct from the insectary by Next Day Air ONLY. If you select a lesser shipping method, we will upgrade it to the minimum level and your shipping charges will be adjusted.
Shipping will be determined by each order.
The freight that shows on this shopping cart is just an estimate. Actual shipping charges will be adjusted.