Our Buckfast fruit queen queens are not artificially fertilized.
You can select the period when ordering.
Our experience spans 35 years of passion for Buckfast fruitful queen bees and for all other types of bees.
Our selection is made following precise parameters:
- excellent prolification,
- compactness in the brood,
- good spring shoot,
- kept in the honeycomb,
- hygienic instinct,
- good honey production.
We specialize in the supply of retail and wholesale honey for different capacities: from 25kg to 300kg. We supply honey of different types: citrus, thyme, cherry, eucalyptus, clover, spring wildflower and summer wildflower.
Advantages of Buckfast bees
Buckfast bee is a type of hybrid queen bee , particularly renowned for its resistance to mite parasites .
the queen bee Buckfast, in fact, in the early 1900s when this parasite decimated a very large number of bees throughout Europe, was selected precisely for its resistance characteristics.
An evolved hybrid that has inherited all the qualities of every single bee breed from which it comes through crossbreeding and experiments lasting over 70 years and which has not inherited their defects.
The pioneer who imported the queen bee Buckfast to Europe is Father Adam, famous for having found in the hybrid bee a breed capable of surviving the hostile environments caused by the parasite.
The father's forward-looking intuition was then picked up and taken up by many beekeepers who began to cultivate this breed in the following years and continuing to carry out studies on it to fully understand every single peculiarity.
The peculiarity of Buckfast fruitful queen bees
The queen bees from the Buckfast strain are the result of numerous crossings with many other well-selected breeds of bees to achieve a result of perfection unique in its kind: robustness, low tendency to swarm, sweetness, ease of handling, resistance parasites and other common diseases that contract bees and, last but not least, a high group instinct.
Furthermore, one of the most impressive peculiarities of this breed of bees is their hygienic-sanitary quality. In fact, Buckfast queen bees are able to clean themselves, to clean the other bees and the hive.
This quality had not been noticed in the past and it is an additional factor which, according to the latest studies of this breed, significantly increases its pedigree.
Characteristics of this bee breed
After what has been said and after evaluating the qualities of the Buckfast fruitful queen bees , it is not difficult to believe that they have become a point of reference for modern beekeepers.
However, in addition to the qualities, there are also genetic and non-genetic characteristics, which are worth knowing in order to fully understand the usefulness and relevance of these bees in a wider and better detailed beekeeping speech:
- in spring they evolve explosively
- have a very mild temperament
- spend the winter better than the other breeds while consuming less
- survive without problems at colder temperatures
- they swarm less and have less tendency to do it
- their attitude to hygiene allows them not to get sick
- make an excellent harvest
- the queen bee lays fewer eggs towards autumn