Over wintered Queens from £40 deposit £5

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Over Wintered Buckfast Mated Queens

We are taking reservations for 2021 over wintered queens. £5 deposit is paid to reserve your queen, the balance of £35 will then be invoiced when the queens are ready. We hope to be able to harvest at the end of March if the weather holds.  By reserving your queen now we will let you know as soon as we can harvest them and get them sent to you.


These Buckfast queens qualities include that of being very prolific with a low swarm instinct, gentleness and a high resistance to diseases. They produce less propolis than other races, overwinter very well using less honey stores. They have a boundless capacity for foraging and build up rapidly in the spring. They maintain a strong colony during the summer and their gentle manner allows the beekeeper to work with minimal use of smoke even opening the hive in bad weather.

These over wintered Buckfast Queens are bred and over wintered in Romania, they come marked blue for 2020 queens. 


To learn more about The Buckfast, different queen strains and their pros and cons read here.

About Delivery & Ordering
Delivery options

  • 1st class post no extra cost
  • Special delivery £6.00 - you need to sign for this service. This service guarantees you get the queen the day after we post not the day after you order.

Any queen found dead on arrival will be replaced free of charge providing we are contacted immediately, either by email or telephone. We will replace a dead queen once only.

Further advice about queen introduction can be found here.

You may also consider using a queen introduction cage; this cage fits directly onto a comb with brood and increases the acceptance rate of the queens.

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