We also offer hive leasing for
Ag Exempt Qualifications,
provided the above mentioned conditions are met. Anyone requesting our
bee pollination services must be operating a "bee safe" pesticide free
environment and sign a contract agreeing to meet this requirement.
Meaning, if and when chemicals are to be used on the farms around or
within two miles of the bee hives, ample notice will be given so the bees can be
relocated beforehand or closed temporarily until the chemicals have
time to dry.
We have competitive and flexible rates per hive and are willing to work with our local farmers and growers in the South and Central Texas regions including the Rio Grande Valley. If you are in need of Pollination Services, please see our Contact Us page for more information. Now taking reservations for the upcoming seasons. We have bees ranging from the California Almond Orchards to the Florida Orange Groves, but are a south Texas based operation and keep many hives close to home.
We offer hives ranging from 8 Frame Averages in Singles to 12 Frame Averages in Double Deeps. (prices are based on amount of frames of bees per hive) Contracts are required for the protection of all parties, including the bees. We do have minimum requirements, call or write for details. Schedule now to ensure your production for the season.
Some of the crops honeybees pollinate include:
Alfalfa, Almond, Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Beets, Black Currant, Red Currant, Blackberry, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Broad Bean, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Melons, Carambola, Starfruit, Cardamom, Carrot, Cashew, Cauliflower, Celery, Chestnut, Chili Pepper, Red Pepper, Bell Pepper, Green Pepper, Chinese Cabbage, Clover, Coconut, Coffee, Coriander, Cotton, Cowpea, Black-eyed pea, Blackeye bean, Cranberry, Crimson Clover, Cucumber, Elderberry, Feijoa, Fennel, Flax, Grape, Guar bean, Goa bean, Guava, Hog plum, Hyacinth bean, Jujube, Karite, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Lima bean, Kidney bean, Haricot bean, Adzuki bean, Mungo bean, String bean, Green bean, Lime, Longan, Loquat, Lupine, Lychee, Macadamia, Mammee Apple, Mango, Mustard, Okra, Onion, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangelo, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Maracuja, Peach, Nectarine, Pear, Persimmon, Pigeon pea, Cajan pea, Congo bean, Plum, Greengage, Mirabelle, Sloe, Pomegranate, Quince, Rambutan, Rapeseed, Raspberry, Red clover, Rose hips, Safflower, Scarlet runner bean, Sesame, Sour Cherry, Squash, Pumpkin, Gourd, Marrow, Zucchini, Strawberry, Sunflower, Sweet Cherry, Tamarind, Tangerine, Turnip, Canola, Watermelon, and White clover.
Click here for a complete List of crop plants pollinated by bees - Wikipedia
Follow these links for more information about
Pollination in general:
Pollination Fact Sheet - esa.org
As honey bees gather pollen and nectar for their survival, they pollinate crops such as apples, cranberries, melons and broccoli. Some crops, including blueberries and cherries, are 90-percent dependent on honey bee pollination; one crop, almonds, depends entirely on the honey bee for pollination at bloom time.
Honeybees collect nectar and store it as honey in their hives. Nectar and honey provide the energy for the bees' flight muscles and for heating the hive during ...