Irish Buckfast queen breeding group web site.
Breeding Better Irish queens for Irish Beekeepers.
We are members of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers
Each queen is selected
for (1) High productivaty
(2) Resistance to Disease
(3) Disinclination to swarm
(4) Hardiness and ability to over winter
(5) Calm Behaviour (they do not run around frames)
(6) To have a boundless capacity for work in foraging
(7) To further improve over wintering
This is only some of the favourable traits we breed for, we do not breed for good temper this comes as standard. Our Irish Buckfast
bees already over winter BETER than most other strains but this is one of the only traits we feel we can even more improve on.