Buckfast Superbee Queens

Our breeder queens are carefully selected from our best performing colonys and also come from the best genetic material available in Europe, every care is taken to ensure that the queens we sell are of the highest quality from both a genetic and physical point of view. It is this attention to detail that makes Buckfast Superbee queens the right choice to make your beekeeping both enjoyable and profitable.

We use Buckfast theory and selection tools/methods to breed our bees and the result is an excellent strain of honey bee that is a pleasure to work with. Docile, easily managed, has a low swarming index, creates large colony populations yet is thrifty with its stores and of course gives a high honey production. Regular testing is carried out to monitor disease resistance.

Our queens are available from mid may (weather permitting) till late september, but as demand for queens usually far exceeds supply, it is necessary to reserve your queens as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Queens are sent in nicot plastic cages with 8 to 10 attendant bees to look after the queen during transit.

Full details on how to introduce your new queens are sent with confirmation of each order.

Open mated F1 queens: our classic queens for heading honey production colonys. These are sisters of the queens used by us in our production apiaries.

postage for queens varies,

Price: ........................................................ £45 each.

Mating station queens: mated at our world famous isolated mating station on Dartmoor, the true home of the Buckfast bee and used by Brother Adam to breed the the original Buckfast bees, also our other isolated mating station here on Exmoor, these are Buckfast Superbee selected queens, mated in isolation with a group of specially selected sister queens as the drone providers, for reliability, consistent characters and performance. These queens can be used for breeding purposes after daughter testing.

Price: ....................................................... £100 each.

Breeder queens: these are queens that have either been inseminated with select drone semen or are isolated mated queens, whose daughters have been tested and proved themselves. These queens are about one year old at the time of sale.

Price: ....................................................... £300 each.

Numbers of breeder queens are very limited and early ordering is essential.

For those with a real interest in the Buckfast bee we have also created a Buckfast beekeepers group website:www.buckfastbeekeepersgroup.co.uk and forum:bbgroup.forum-phpbb.co.uk please feel free to join our friendly forum and join in the disscussions.

Note... all our queens offered for sale are both reared and mated in the UK on Exmoor and Dartmoor.
Please contact me if you wish for any further information.

Queens only sold within the UK.

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Contact us: enquiries@exmoorbeesandbeehives.co.uk / Telephone 01643 863109

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