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Why use our bees?

The Australian Native Bee Company understands that you already have time commitments such as running your farm, business, spending time with the family and leisurely pursuits.

So let us take care of this important aspect of your crop. We are experts in the field and are here to give you time, whilst ensuring sustainable profits are achieved through maximum pollination.

Native bees are effective pollinators of a number of crops including – Macadamias, blueberries, avocados, lychees, citrus, watermelons and rockmelons to name a few. They are also successful pollinators of eucalypts, and other household natives and exotic plants.

The Australian Native Bee Company has been offering a pollination service for more than 7 years with great success. In 2015 one of our many clients received the award for ‘The Australian small grower of the year’ from the Australian macadamia society for the amount and quality of the nuts the business produced.

Using our native bees in macadamia orchards has been proven to:

  • increase final net set by 57 -97%
  • Retention of nuts is higher
  • kernel weights have been shown to increase by between 18-31%

Ben Zeitman

These results can be achieved in your orchard with the introduction of native bees. Call now to discuss requirements for the coming flowering period.

Significant increases in blueberries have also been achieved through the use of native bees. An independent study showed an increased weight in the fruit as well as greater levels of production from using native bees. Leading industry advocates have been using hives in their orchards and recognise their significance.

Avocado growers on the North Coast of NSW and in Queensland are sourcing native bees to improve production.

Hi my name is Karen and I am an Avocado producer on the mid north coast of NSW. Last year we used native bees provided by The Australian Native Bee Company during flowering. We are pleased with the results achieved and are happy to recommend native bees to other growers.

George Costa group