We take Great Pride in Boxing and
Shipping our Product!
Unless otherwise arranged, we ship overnight FedEx. Weather
permitting 2nd day FedEx is available. The shipping charge
will be prepaid and added to your total or it can be billed
directly to your company’s FedEx account. A shipping container
fee will be charged, $5.00 - $7.50 depending on the
REMOVE PUPAE FROM THE INSULATED CONTAINERS IMMEDIALTEY
UPON ARRIVAL AS THEY DO CREATE HEAT AND SWEAT. THE PUPAE ARE
SHIPPED TO HATCH WITHIN 2 -3 DAYS AT 80 degrees, or may be kept
just above freezing for a week or so.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express orders via
email or phone.
Canadian orders are cleared at Porthill, Idaho. We pay the
GST at the border and then take your shipment directly to the
freight company: Purolator or Greyhound bus. We do not
prepay freight in Canada.
Orders sent to Canada via Greyhound Bus may be shipped on
Saturdays with prior arrangements.
We guarantee live delivery only on next day
shipping services, unless FedEx encounters weather
- All claims must be reported within 24 hours of
- All prices subject to change without notice.
- Orders shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure
delivery by the weekend. Live bait orders placed on Thursday
must ship next-day service.
- Since our products are sensitive to heat and cold, we
reserve the right to delay orders or to utilize alternative
shipping methods when temperatures are extreme. We
strongly encourage upgrading to overnight delivery when
temperatures are extreme.
BLUE BOTTLE FLIES
Forked Tree Ranch produces flies that are successfully pollinate
vegetable crops including onions, carrots, radishes, cauliflower,
broccoli, lettuce, buckwheat, sunflowers, garlic, peppers and
canola. Our brood fly colony is a closed colony to prevent
any contamination from other fly species. They are primarily used
outdoors in tents ranging from selfing cages to 100' tents/hoops
- The flies have been identified by the USDA, Systematic
Entomology Lab in Maryland as DIPTERA Calliphoridae (Ref:
TSU Lot #96-8464). Its common name is the Blue Bottle
- Blue Bottle flies are carefree - they work in
small areas (selfing cages) whereas bees tend to get
- Blue Bottle flies are shipped to you in the dormant
(pupae) stage and will hatch within 48 hours at 80 degrees
- Blue Bottle flies are grown on fish, free from pollen,
mold or bacteria, the only contact is the fish and white
- Blue Bottle flies are replacing the use of cutter bees
and honey bees in large walk-in
- Blue Bottle flies hatch and "work" at cooler
temperatures than do houseflies and
- Blue Bottle flies feed on plant
- Relatively easy to adjust quantities in cages --
more are just a phone call away
- If a bee leaves the tent, he'll come back with possible
contamination, where a fly is gone for
Our flies are being used successfully in greenhouses year around
for many types of vegetables and canola.
They are also being used to increase production of vegetable
crops grown in greenhouses, such as peppers and tomatoes.
AVAILABLE YEAR AROUND
Blue Bottle fly pupae are available directly from Forked Tree
Ranch in small or large quantities year-round. They are only a phone
call away and can be delivered the next day via Fed Ex.
APRIL – AUGUST
Due to the pollinating requirements during this time period we
request you have a tentative pollinating schedule submitted to
Forked Tree Ranch for the current season at least 3 weeks prior to
anticipated flowering. We will guarantee amounts required
ONLY if scheduling is done beforehand.
We will do our best to meet your needs and we realize that
weather is a determining factor on your needs and we are
flexible. We have extra in stock each week in the event of a
change in weather. Rain, wind or a hot summer day can
suddenly change your requirements.
You will want to have some fly pupae on hand before you actually
need them, but they can be stored for a week or so at just above
We would like to suggest that your first order of flies
arrive 7 days in advance in case of any delays or freight damage OR
PRE-PACKAGED DISPOSABLE POLLINATORS
Our Pre-packaged Disposable Pollinators are packaged in paper
bags and are available in several sizes at a cost of $0.30/per bag
(plus the cost of pupae).
The advantages are:
•Protection from the elements and chemical
•Labor savings– only onsite labor necessary is
placing the bag into the cage.
QUANTITIES AND PRICES
Our measuring system is based
on cups, quarts and gallons guaranteeing a minimum 1700 pupae
per cup. Quantity discounts are available, the minimum order
being 3 cups. We would like to suggest ordering every two
weeks to quality for quantity discounts.
3 cups – 7
cups – 14 cups
15 cups – 32 cups
Over 32 cups
CARE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SHIPPED WITH