Full Colony of Bees - National
  • Full colonies are headed by a 2020 F1 Buckfast Queen. They are incredibly gentle and productive queens.


    They consist of 10 DN4 brood frames with a minimum of 6 frames of brood in all stages. 


    They come in either a 2nd quality cedar hive or a poly hive. Both in national format. 


    The overwintered colonies are strictly limited in number and sell out every year, so reserve yours today by placing a deposit to secure your order. 


    Collection only by prior appointment from CH7, North Wales. 



    Full Colony of Bees - National

    • Buckfast bees are yellow to brown in color and resemble what many people consider when picturing a honey bee.


      Buckfast bees are a hybrid. They were developed in the 20th century by Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey in southwest England. The stock was imported to the United States, by way of Canada, and is now readily available in the US.


      Buckfast bees do well in cool climates. They are very gentle, easy to work with and are excellent honey producers. They have a low tendency to swarm and are economical in the use of winter stores.


      Cold, wet winters are the norm for Buckfast bees, so they’re accustomed to building up the hive size quickly in the spring.