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Buckfast Instrumentally Inseminated Queen Bee


Buckfast Instrumentally Inseminated Queen Bee Inseminated with 9 to 11ul of semen from a number of selected Drone production hives

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Buckfast Instrumentally Inseminated Queen Bee

May Until September 2018

Buckfast Instrumentally Inseminated Queen Bee
Character and behavior

Buckfast Instrumentally Inseminated Queen Bee Inseminated with Drones from a min of 3 other hives.
With 8 to 11ul of semen.
Please note there is nothing special about these Queens they have been Instrumentally Inseminated rather than open mated.
The only real difference is you know they have been fully mated with a good genetic mix of Buckfast drones


  • Considered to be gentle and non-aggressive
  • Good Sense of orientation considered better than other honey bee strains
  • Less drifting of bees 
  • Able to overwinter in smaller numbers 
  • honey stores are conserved during winter months
  • Able to quickly adapt to changes in the environment
  • Calm & steady on the comb
  • Brood rearing is reduced when available forage decreases
  • Low use of propolis
  • can be fairly resistant to brood diseases
  • Do well in areas with strong spring nectar flow and early pollination such as areas with rape seed
  • Forage earlier in the morning and later in the evening, and on cool, wet days.
  • Workers can live up to 11% longer than other breeds
  • They overwinter well produce good honey crops of honey.

Order Before 8 am for same day dispatch. Order after this time will be posted next day.
Queens D.O.A.  will only be replaced if sent by Special Delivery.
We do not post on Fridays or weekends

Successful introduction and or mating is not guaranteed as with any Queen.
Other Virgin & Mated  Queens

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