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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.
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£39.00

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Imported 2022 F1 Buckfast queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year. Bulk discounts automatically applied, see below.

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. 

1 - 4 Queens: £39.00 each 

5 - 9 Queens: £38.00 each (2.5% Discount)

10 - 19 Queens £37.00 each (5.13% Discount)

20+ Queens £35.00 each (10.26% Discount)

 

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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.


 

*In Stock and ready to dispatch*

Imported 2022 F1 Buckfast queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year. Bulk discounts automatically applied, see below.

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. 

1 - 4 Queens: £39.00 each 

5 - 9 Queens: £38.00 each (2.5% Discount)

10 - 19 Queens £37.00 each (5.13% Discount)

20+ Queens £35.00 each (10.26% Discount)

 

 
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

38 Review
  • Queens 5

    Posted by Richard Pain on 18th Jul 2022

    Top quality queens, usually change a few of my queens every couple of years and always found these queens lay within days of being introduced and never had one rejected

  • Queen Bee 5

    Posted by Charles Boardman on 18th Jul 2022

    As always, great service and great queens.

  • New Queen 5

    Posted by Alan Poile on 10th Jul 2022

    had to delay making a post until now in order to see if the new queen was successful. new queen arrived all safe and well back in May and being placed in hive with barley 200 bees, the hive is now buzzing

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