Breeding information

I pay special attention to breeding. No more: The breeding and propagation of Buckfast bees is my passion. The quality concept is outstanding for me. So I am a member and recognized breeder in the community of European Buckfast beekeepers (GdeB), whose strict rules and requirements I feel obliged to maintain and continue the legacy of Brother Adam. And in my opinion, only those who pass on good queens can do that. There is still a lot to do here, because Buckfast is not everywhere that it says Buckfast.

My pedigrees

THESE ARE MY SELECTION CRITERIA

The breeding material is consistently selected according to the typical Buckfast properties. The criteria that distinguish my queens are as follows:

  • Swarm indolence
  • gentleness
  • strong vital peoples
  • high honey output
  • Varroa resistance (VSH)
  • honeycomb

“EVERY QUEEN SHOULD BE BORN IN PARADISE”

Queen breeding follows the principles of Brother Adam. Since the rearing conditions have a decisive influence on the physical quality of the queens, optimal conditions must exist from the start.

  • Selected breeding mothers in excellent condition
  • strong rearing colonies with bees of the right age
  • if there is no sediment, constant feeding with honey
  • youngest larvae and adapted number of larvae
  • The queen hatches into the colony (Mini +)