"My yield increased 3X..."

Research into bees and bee attractant

Johnson
Orchards

Yakima

How attracting bees can increase crop yield
Instar Naturals

Instar Naturals
Field Study

In increased Bing Cherry yield at Johnson Orchards www.johnsonorchardsfruit.com

Background

Johnson Orchards is a small family owned grower in Yakima WA.

  • Orchard is approx. 20 acres.
  • Orchard grows Cherries, Apricots,Peaches, Pears and Apples.
  • 6 Acres of Cherries within the orchard.
  • Cherry crop was less than expected for the previous growing season.
  • Placed 24 bee hives on the property asprevious years. 12 to the North, 12 to the South.

Solution

Use of Pollinate Pro

The Instar Team placed Pollinate Pro, an advanced bee attractant throughout the orchard for maximum coverage.

Time of Year

Pollinate Pro was applied to the orchard in April, just before the start of the cherry growing season.

Placement

Product was placed directly to each tree in the North Orchard taking less than 1.5 hours and 3 people. Approx. 300 ml used per acre.

Output

Product output was 3X over the South Orchard. Placed the product on one tree in the south orchard with a 3X yield over the surrounding trees in the same orchard. Improvement was approx. 150% increase in quantity over the south orchard.