The Buckfast Bee

The Buckfast Bee

The Buckfast Bee is a hybrid developed at Buckfast Abbey in Devon by the late Brother Adam, a Benedictine monk.

In the early part of the twentieth century, bee colonies in the UK were being decimated by a parasitic disease.  Brother Adam collected pure strains of bees from around the world to create what would eventually be called the Buckfast Bee.

Brother Adam at the Buckfast Abbey

I have been keeping Buckfast Bees for many years, and I have always been happy with their performance.  They are gentle and beautiful. They winter well.

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