|Bumblebees 5P403K Requires 14-16 weeks advance notice 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 Thursday noon – for next week delivery.
1 Quad / 1-2 Acre
Quad Bombus impatiens
Use Quad for:Pollination of a wide range of open-field crops
Packaging:Each Quad contains 4 large bumblebee colonies including queens, 400-500 workers, brood and sugar water enclosed in a weather-resistant outer unit
When to use Quad?Quad pollination hives (containing four bumblebee colonies) are especially developed for open-field crops. Quad is weather-proof, and the excellent insulation and ventilation allow the bees to perform even better.
Each colony has a Beehome door, which keeps the bumblebees inside the hive upon their return until the door is reopened. After closing the hive with this door, necessary crop protection measures can be applied or the hive can be moved to a new location for the pollination of a different crop. Bumblebee Quads may be placed up to 5 days prior to bloom, depending on crop. Hive development will continue and will last conservatively up to 8 weeks depending on crop management. Bumblebee Quads naturally expire at the end of the season. Please contact your local representative for further information.
How does Quad work?
After their release, female, “worker” bumblebees will start gathering resources (pollen and nectar) for the next batch of offspring and other worker bees. The colony will grow progressively larger over the coming weeks. A hive can reach maturity containing up to ~300-400 workers.
Best working conditions QuadQuad performs best at ambient temperatures of between 10-30°C/50-86°F
Special points of attention
Quad Hives not available to be sent to the following States: All of the states West of the Rocky Mountains that receive the queen excluder doors on the hives.
Price does not include shipping– Bees will be shipped by NEXT DAY AIR.
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
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.
Again. The freight shown on this is NOT what it will be. Might be best to call in an order for this item.
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