I breed and sell free- and controlled mated Buckfast and Carnica queens. I breed from 12-24 hours old larvae. I pair my queens at our home in Kalax and at Sarvisalo (Lovisa). I pay close attention to the drones, as they are a very important part of the queen breeding. The mating areas are surrounded by my apiaries.
The breeder queen is selected by:
- compact brood pattern
- low swarming
- good wintering ability
The bees are also controlled for hygienic behavior with the Pin-test. Here is the result of the breeder queen B55: 86 % open after 6h (pic left) and 100 % after 24 h (pic right):
Buckfast is a strain or breeding method. Buckfast is an artificial breed created by the systematic combination of different bee breeds or bee strains that have undergone strict selection. Buckfastbiet is a breeding project that has been going on ever since Karl Kehrle (Brother Adam) began breeding in 1916 at Buckfast Abbey monastery in south west England, after a parasitic disease has killed the lives of almost all diocesan communities in England. Brother Adam's motto was: "More honey with less work". Breeding continues in Europe in his footsteps and according to his principles.
My Buckfast bee has a low swarming tendency, is gentle, builds up strong colonies and seals the honey with a high white wax capping.
Buy queens at the online store or by calling 040 8311 848.
Delivery July - August.
Prices include VAT but postage rates are added.
It is also possible and even recommended to pick up the queens from our place. All queens are marked with this year's color code.
Order queens for the year 2023!
Buckfast queen bee: 42 €
Carnica queen copulated at Sarvsalö: 50€