The Sterile Insect Technique (S.I.T) is an integrated pest management system whereby pests are mass-reared, sterilized, followed by an area-wide release of the sterile insects. The sterile insects proceed to mate, resulting in the decline of the pest population. S.I.T is an environmentally-friendly control method for the Medfly and other severe pests.
The S.I.T method is an additional component of BioBee’s vision for advancing and implementing means as well as measures that are non-chemical, in the control of key pests in modern agriculture.
BioBee’s mass rearing facility for the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) supplies sterilized male pupae, as well as sterile male flies ready for dispersal in agricultural fields. The production facility was established in 2005, with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
National & Regional collaborations
BioBee is a worldwide pioneer in the private sector and the only private company engaged in the mass production of sterile flies in the eastern Mediterranean region (a region that suffering greatly from Medfly damage).
The sterile fly is a public product that is integrated into the national and regional Medfly control activities. Among our customers and partners are government ministries and agricultural organizations in Israel and abroad, who have taken up the challenge of controlling the Medfly in an eco-friendly manner, and have found in BioBee a loyal partner for this vision.
In addition to these products, BioBee provides professional consultancy and comprehensive support services for fruit fly control projects, including project definition, planning and implementation in the field.
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Research & Development
BioBee is part of joint ventures with Israeli neighbors in the Mediterranean basin, Europe and collaborates with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), universities and research institutes around the world, maintaining close contact and relations with the finest researchers engaged in the study of the Mediterranean fruit fly both in Israel and abroad. In addition, the company is expanding its activities to include control of additional pests using the S.I.T method.
Our R&D center continuously improves production processes and quality assurance procedures in order to supply products and services of the highest quality.