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2022 Buckfast Queen Bee

Availability: Stocked from April - September. Please be aware that early in the season queens are in high demand with limited supply.
£38.00

Pre orders available from 01/03/2022. Imported 2022 F1 Buckfast queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year. 

Developed by Brother Adam, who was in charge of beekeeping from 1919 at Buckfast Abbey in Devon in the United Kingdom, the Buckfast bee is a hybrid honey bee. A cross of many subspecies and strains selected for individual traits. Buckfast queens are very prolific in the spring laying lots of eggs building up strong colonies for honey production in the spring and summer. Lower tendency to swarm, Calm on the comb and very placid bees when handled gently. They are the perfect bees for hobby and commercial beekeepers alike. 

All of our imported Buckfast queen bees are imported from an EU breeder who we have been working with for many years. All imports are pre notified through the UK Governments IPAFFS system and arrive accompanied with a UK health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival at our farm by the NBU. 

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All of our queen bees are dispatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1:00pm and must be signed for. This is to ensure that the queen spends minimal time in transit. 

 

Queens are dispatched in an introduction cage with several attendants to look after her on the journey. Click here to see our method of introduction. Please be aware that acceptance into your colony is not guaranteed.


 

Pre orders available from 01/03/2022. Imported 2022 F1 Buckfast queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year. 

Developed by Brother Adam, who was in charge of beekeeping from 1919 at Buckfast Abbey in Devon in the United Kingdom, the Buckfast bee is a hybrid honey bee. A cross of many subspecies and strains selected for individual traits. Buckfast queens are very prolific in the spring laying lots of eggs building up strong colonies for honey production in the spring and summer. Lower tendency to swarm, Calm on the comb and very placid bees when handled gently. They are the perfect bees for hobby and commercial beekeepers alike. 

All of our imported Buckfast queen bees are imported from an EU breeder who we have been working with for many years. All imports are pre notified through the UK Governments IPAFFS system and arrive accompanied with a UK health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival at our farm by the NBU. 

 
All of the queens we sell are naturally mated - Non laying or drone laying queens will be replaced if sufficient photographic evidence is provided at our request.
 

Customer Reviews

7 Review
  • Buckfast Queen Bee 5

    Posted by Andrew Rout on 14th Jul 2021

    excellent service, arrived at 1230 and in hive by 1300. well pleased

  • Buckfast Queen Bee 5

    Posted by Victoria on 31st Aug 2020

    Absolutely delighted with the follow up service. Buckfast queen arrived by tracked post next day and now installed. Thank you.

  • Buckfast Queen Bee 5

    Posted by David Alvey on 29th Jul 2020

    She arrived on the 2nd July and I am very satisfied with the quality of my purchase. Due to unforeseen inclement weather and other commitments, I could not introduce the queen until 8 days after arrival. She is now established and laying well. Compliments on your aftersales service. Grateful thanks David