We use over 30,000 bee hives to pollinate our crops.
Essential in Horticulture
The use of chemicals are essential in our horticultural and processing operations to ensure we maintain sanitisation, protect our crops from various pests and diseases, maximise yields and prolong the tree life.
We are aware of the impact that our chemicals could have on the neighbouring farms, bee populations, native vegetation, wildlife, waterways and our communities. Consequently we manage chemical spraying based on wind conditions to ensure that spray drift onto other crops does not occur and that we are using our chemicals efficiently.
Bees are vital
To protect bees we have a strict protocol of not spraying herbicides or insecticides whilst bees are foraging. We have regular consultations with bee keepers prior to spraying and when new chemical products are being considered.