Crop Pollination Services 2024

We offer strong hives for pollinating a variety of crops in Southwestern Ontario.  Please call to discuss your crop pollination needs with us.



Crops pollinated by BLB Honey in 2023:

Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Sunflowers, Cucumbers, and Buckwheat. 

Seeking: Pumpkin, Squash, Canola

Let us know what you need pollinated this year!  


Phone: 519 683 4363 

BLB Honey Pollination Services Southwestern Ontario

BLB Honey Pollination Services Southwestern Ontario


Strawberry Pollination - BLB Honey

BLB Honey Crop Pollination Services Southwestern Ontario 

BLB Honey Crop Pollination Services Southwestern Ontario

Hive Stocking Rates

Apples Standard 1 hive per acre
  Semi-Dwarf 2 hives per acre
  Dwarf 3 hives per acre
Pears Plums 1 hive per acre
Peaches Nectarines 1 hive per acre
Cherries Apricots 1 hive per acre

Small Fruit Crops

Cranberries 3 hives per acre
Blueberries 3 hives per acre
Raspberries 1 hive per acre
Strawberries 1 hive per acre

Other Field Crops require 1 Hive per acre

Cucumbers Melons Pumpkins
Squash Zucchini Ginseng
Canola Buckwheat Sunflowers
Clovers Trefoil Alfalfa

Don't Spray the Bees

Poisoning of bees by orchard sprays is of great concern to beekeepers. Spraying of insecticides when trees or plants are in bloom is a violation of the Bees Act and must be avoided.


Effects of Bees on Fruit

Flowers that are visited more often by bees will produce larger and more uniform fruit than those visited less often. This beneficial effect of pollination is most obvious in tree fruit.

The Importance of Bees: Pollination

The most important thing that bees do is pollinate. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce, and so many plants depend on bees or other insects as pollinators.

When a bee collects nectar and pollen from the flower of a plant, some pollen from the stamens—the male reproductive organ of the flower—sticks to the hairs of her body. When she visits the next flower, some of this pollen is rubbed off onto the stigma, or tip of the pistil—the female reproductive organ of the flower. When this happens, fertilization is possible, and a fruit, carrying seeds, can develop.

  • Alfalfa
  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Chestnuts
  • Chives
  • Clover
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumber
  • Currants
  • Eggplant
  • Flax
  • Garlic
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapes
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sunflowers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnip
  • Watermelon