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Bumblebee [summer hive]

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Bumblebee [summer hive]

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Bumblebee [summer hive] for pollination of flowers

Bombus terrestris (bumblebees)
Agrobio bumblebees contain earth bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Compared to other pollinating insects, bumblebees are very effective pollinators. Characteristic for bumblebees is the high working speed they use. In addition, the size of the bumble bees causes a powerful movement of the flowers, causing the pollen to be released from the stamen tubes and to swirl on the pistils. The bumble bees take care of this movement by hanging on to the top of the flowers, biting on the stamens tube with their jaws and then causing a vibration with muscle movement. The damaged spots on the pollen tube by imprints of their jaws and claws on their legs turn brown quickly (within a few hours), so that the grower can see that the flowers have been inspected/dusted.
Bumblebees are already active at low temperatures and limited light intensity. Bumblebees are most active between 18°C and 28°C. In general, bumblebees are most active in the morning and in the afternoon. The flowering pattern of the crop plays an important role in this.

Product characteristics
·         Effective pollinators
·         Packaging with extra ventilation capacity, ideal at high temperatures
·         At delivert about 60 to 70 workers per bumblebee population.
·         Lifespan 8 to 10 weeks, of which the first six weeks are the most active.

Quality control
At Royal Brinkman, a team of specialists checks the quality of beneficial insects, mites and nematodes. Based on protocol, they work to deliver the best quality to the customers.

Compared to a Bumblebee hive [standard], a Bumblebee [summer hive] is packed in a higher cardboard box with more ventilation capacity. Ideal for use at higher temperatures.

A Bumblebee [summer hive] contains a bumblebee hive with an active queen and a growing bumblebee hive. The queen controls the hive with the help of workers who fly out to collect pollen for the larvae and workers who stay inside to build the hive and take care of and feed the larvae. A Bumblebee [summer hive] consists of an easy-to-handle cardboard box. In the box is a small box with a bumblebee's nest. This is placed on top of a reservoir with sugar water, from which the bumblebees get food via a fuse. The hive is equipped with a closing system, with which the bumblebee population can be closed. One-way traffic (only in, only out) or two-way traffic can also be chosen.

A bumblebee [summer hive] is supplied with 60 to 70 workers and +/ - 2,300 grams of sugar water. The lifespan of a standard bumblebee herd is, under optimal conditions, 8 to 10 weeks, of which they are most active in the first 6 weeks.

Instructions for use
Place the bumblebee hive horizontally, at least +/- 1 metre above the ground, in a place protected from the sun and moisture, between the crops on the path. If more than one bumblebee hive is placed, make sure that the flight openings point in the opposite direction. ( For example, the opening of hive 1 points to the east, then hive 2 points to the west, hive 3 points to the east, etc.) Bumblebees can be combined well with other biological beneficials.
When applying a chemical correction, the effect of the pesticide on the bumblebee colonies should be considered beforehand (always consult the Royal Brinkman spray advice cards). If the chemical correction affects bumblebees, the bumblebees should be removed from the greenhouse and placed in a place where the conditions are approximately the same as in the greenhouse (18°C to 20°C). In preparation for moving, it is necessary to convert the flight opening to the unidirectional position (in) a few hours in advance.

Storage and transport
Upon receipt, check the product for discrepancies and report any complaints or comments within 24 hours. Place the bumblebees in the desired location within one hour of receipt and open the flight opening after +/- 1 hour. Open the bumblebee hive until 2 hours before sunset at the latest. If storage is required, the product should be stored at a temperature of 18-20°C for a maximum of 24 hours in a ventilated room. If the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions Royal Brinkman is not liable for any loss of quality.
Attention! Always transport the bumblebees horizontally and place them in the greenhouse in a dry place in a horizontal position. Also check for hanging crop gutters! If the bumblebee hive is held at an angle or set at an angle, the sugar water will run out or the sugar wick may dry out prematurely, as a result of which not all nutrients can be absorbed. Both situations have a negative influence on the functioning of the bumblebee population and the flowering.

Horizontal transport and placement is absolutely necessary!

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