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Buckfast Queen Bee

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

Imported 2024 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 arrive in the UK accompanied with a health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival 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.


 

Imported 2024 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 arrive in the UK accompanied with a health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival by the NBU. 

 

 

 
Our Buckfast queen bees for sale are naturally mated - Non laying or drone laying queens will be replaced if sufficient photographic evidence is provided at our request.
 

Customer Reviews

67 Review
  • Queen bee 5

    Posted by John Barnes on 11th Aug 2023

    Excellent service and Queen arrived promptly in good condition and has already laid three frames of eggs Will definitely use again

  • Queen bee 5

    Posted by Miss Hayley J Baldock on 5th Aug 2023

    Ordered the queen bee on Wednesday and arrived on the Friday before 1pm as promised. Queen bee introduced to her new hive with some frames with babies in and the hive is thriving. Second queen we have ordered this year and both hives are thriving. Would highly recommend.

  • Queen Bee 5

    Posted by Julie Bailey on 4th Aug 2023

    She arrived safe and well on the correct day.