British Bred Buckfast Queen

£40.00 inc. VAT

British bred open mated Buckfast queen bee.

Buckfast bees are highly favoured by beekeepers due to their excellent productivity, cleanliness, and gentle temperament. This makes them an ideal choice for both novice and experienced beekeepers alike. Choosing open mated queens to head up colonies is an excellent option, as they produce productive and calm hives that often provide a good honey crop.

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Open mated Buckfast Queens

Discover the benefits of our British Bred, Open Mated Buckfast Queen bees. We breed our queens from strong, productive colonies that exhibit excellent disease resistance and are easy to handle. We use Instrumentally Inseminated Buckfast Queens as queen mothers to ensure the quality of our queens.

Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey carried out pioneering breeding work to create Buckfast bees known for their good disease resistance, high productivity, and low swarming tendency. We breed our Buckfast queens here in the UK using the same principles, and they are known for their gentle nature and high productivity.

Experience the advantages of keeping Buckfast bees with our high-quality queens. Order now to start your journey into successful beekeeping!

Introducing your Queen

We send queens introduction cages with attendants. Introduction cages have a candy plug. Just break open the tab and place into the hive between two frames of sealed brood. Then check back in three days to ensure successful release of the queen and that she has started laying. The hive should have been queenless for 48 hours and have no queen cell.


We send queens Monday to Thursday using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm. If you order before 8:00am your order we will send your order the same day. We will send out any orders after 8:00 am on the next posting day. If you would like your queen to arrive on a particular day then please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please make sure that there is someone to sign for the package.

Please note that you can not start beekeeping with just a queen. By purchasing you are agreeing that you have prior knowledge of beekeeping and understand that you are purchasing just a queen which will require a colony to go into.

British Bred Buckfast Queen