BioBee Biological Systems Ltd is a unique company which mass produces and implements beneficial insects and mites for agricultural purposes. These organisms include natural enemies for biological pest control and bumblebees for natural pollination in greenhouses and open field crops.
In the field of biological control, Bio-Bee’s products serve both conventional and bio-organic agriculture, and constitute an indispensable component in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which aims at reducing the use of harsh chemical pesticides that endanger both man and the environment. Integrated Pest Management is at the forefront of modern agriculture and offers an effective solution to the problems of chemical pest control such as chemical residues in agricultural produce and the development of pesticide resistance by pests.
These products are implemented in the domestic market as well as abroad (North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, near and far East) in thousands of hectares of greenhouses and open fields, in vegetables, field crops, fruit trees, ornamentals, and more.
Bio-Bee produces and applies the earth bumblebee for pollination of numerous agricultural crops including greenhouse vegetables (e.g. tomato, sweet pepper, eggplant, squash, strawberry etc.) and open field plantations such as avocado, almond, pear, cherry, blueberry and others.
Control of the Mediterranean fruit fly using sterile males
Through its daughter company, Bio-Fly, Bio-Bee mass produces sterile males of the medfly, for release in various agricultural crops (chiefly fruit trees but also vegetables) under the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) technology. An increasing number of regions worldwide are implementing SIT by inundating the environment with medfly males that have been mass produced under fully controlled conditions and sterilized prior to being released into the field. Mating between sterile males and fertile females does not yield viable offspring. Thus gradual control of the pest is achieved with a long-term sustainability.