The benefits of managed honeybee pollination has been shown in Oilseed Rape, Field Beans, Borage, and many Soft Fruit crops such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
With Oilseed Rape it has been shown to increase yields by 15-20%, increase oil content of the seed, and reduce flowering period, which may help in the reduction of crop pests.
Field Beans have also shown an increase yield of upto 1380kg/ha with more pods setting on lower trusses.
Northumberland Honey Co provides colonies of honeybees for crop pollination, these hives are of a minimum standard/ number of bees, to ensure maximum benefit per hive.
We bring the hives to the crop at the start of flowering and removing them again at the end of flowering at a pre-agreed time. We can advise on positioning of the hives to maximise pollination and also with least impact on the farm.
For further information or to discuss how managed pollination could benefit your farm contact luke or suzie on 07752 534953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact us here
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