Bee Vectoring Technology
Patented bee vectoring technology that uses commercially-reared bees to deliver targeted crop controls through pollination.
BVT has pioneered a precision agriculture system that replaces chemical pesticides with a natural crop protection system. It has a commitment to protecting the environment by developing sustainable and natural solutions for commercial farming. BVT’s system allows minute quantities of natural biopesticides to reach target blooms and improves upon traditional methods, in terms of crop yield, soil quality, and sustainability.
BVT’s system relies on fewer chemical agents than conventional crop-spraying, whilst also producing less waste as a by-product. The system uses far less water than conventional products, whilst also providing targeted delivery with minimal risk of drift. The ‘hive design’ is optimized for user safety and functionality. The core system is simple, effective, and unique: bees venture from out of their hive to forage and spread trace amounts of product on their travels. The CR-7 pathogen helps host plants by blocking out harmful pathogens and does not act as a traditional fungicide; it will not build resistance like tradition chemical applications do.
The BVT system can be used on its own or in combination with conventional methods of crop protection. It is much more affordable to smaller growers, since it is a practical solution which does not rely on large investments or machinery. BVT’s method works with farms of all sizes, large and small, and can function in both fields and greenhouses.
The BVT solution helps growers to improve crop yield, grow healthier plants and extend shelf life of the crops:
- Three year average strawberry increases of 18%;
- Three year average reduced disease rates of 35%
- Berries and fruit yielded under this system have a longer shelf life, owing to greater disease resistance.
BVT’s system is well placed to tackle the food demands of a rapidly growing world population. BVT is expanding its services by researching a greater variety of potential crops – such as pears, almonds, and eggplants among others.