West Country Buckfast Queen Bee,expected stock end of May
Buckfast queen naturally mated 2022 Buckfast Queen Bee supplied in introduction cage with attendants.
These queens are of extremely high quality from some of the best stock
We Post out Recorded and tracked Delivery
Buckfast queens / bees history
The Buckfast bee was created and breded by Brother Adam (Karl Kehrle) born in 1898 in Germany.
At the beginning of XX Century, the bees fro British islands were decimated by the tracheal mite (acarapis woodi). He discovered that the survivor colonies were colonies containing a strain of bee descending from crosses between Italian bee and their indigenous black bee.
After that episode he continued the studies in the isolated mating station from Dartmoor, and he did controlled crosses between well selected queens and drones
In the mean time he traveled across Europe, Africa and middle Asia looking for different strains of bees in order to enhance his newly created Buckfast Bee / Buckfast Queen.