History

Since the late seventies the Danish Buckfast honeybee in Denmark has been derived from original breeding material imported from the Buckfast Abbey near Buckfastleigh on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, UK.

Brother Adam was in charge of Buckfast Abbey’s bees from 1919 to 1992. He founded the Buckfast strain and introduced a method of queen breeding based upon purity of stock, controlled mating, precise records and judicious selection.

 

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