East Coast Bees - Pollination Services

Crop Pollination Services

East Coast Bee Services provide professional, managed bee hive pollination services in the southern and central Queensland region and Northern New South Wales.
Studies have shown that honey bee pollination is essential for many crops, improving both the quality and quantity of the produce.
Our Pollination Services are provided to both large and small scale farmers.

The following table highlights QLD and NSW crops and depicts the benefits of bee pollination.



POLLINATION OF
TREE CROPS
DEPENDENCE % YIELD BOOST % # HIVES REQUIRED PER HA
Almonds1001003 - 5
Apple1001004 - 12.5
Apricot701002 - 5
Avocado1001005 - 8
Macadamia100905 - 7.5
Cherries90902 - 5
Mango90908 - 15
Plum & Prune70702.5 - 8
Pears*50-10050-1002.5 - 5
Peach60602 - 4
Papaya20201 - 2

POLLINATION OF
CITRUS FRUIT
DEPENDENCE % YIELD BOOST % # HIVES REQUIRED PER HA
Citrus*0-80Improve Shape & Size1 - 2
Lemon & Lime20Improve Shape & Size1 - 2
Grapefruit80Improve Shape & Size1 - 2
Mandarin30Improve Shape & Size1 - 2
Nectarine60603
Oranges30301 - 2

POLLINATION OF
VINE CROPS
DEPENDENCE % YIELD BOOST % # HIVES REQUIRED PER HA
Kiwi1001008
Berry crops1001002.5 - 10
Blueberry1001002.5 - 10

POLLINATION OF
GROUND CROPS
DEPENDENCE % YIELD BOOST % # HIVES REQUIRED PER HA
Peanuts1010-

POLLINATION OF
VEGTABLES
DEPENDENCE % YIELD BOOST % # HIVES REQUIRED PER HA
Cucumber1001003 - 4
Squash1001003 - 4
Pumpkin1001003 - 4
Rock Melon1001004 - 6
Water Melon1001005 - 15

POLLINATION OF
SEED PRODUCTION
DEPENDENCE % YIELD BOOST % # HIVES REQUIRED PER HA
Onions1001005 - 10
Broccoli1001005 - 10
Brussel Sprouts1001005 - 10
Cabbage1001005 - 10
Cauliflower1001005 - 10
Beans10-6 - 10
Carrots1001007 - 8
Celery1001007 - 8
Mustard1001004 - 10
Canola1001004 - 10
Lucerne1001003 - 5
Sunflower1001004 - 6

* Depends on variety

Source 1: Crop Pollination Association - www.aussiepollination.com.au

Source 2: Pollination Aware: The Real Value of Pollination in Australia (RIRDC Pub. No. 10-081, August 2010) - www.rirdc.gov.au