The Buckfast Bee

koeniginMost of you will have heard of Brother Adam and the Buckfast bee he made his life’s work.  It is sad that Buckfasts are no longer bred in the UK due, it is said to the problem of finding a suitably isolated site suitable for the mating apiary.

However a number of breeders have continued to breed and develop the Buckfast bee.  One of them is Dr. Peter Stöfen whose breeding station is on the peninsula of Friedrichskoog, Germany.  Dr Stöfen has produced some videos showing the excellent temperament of his bees.  The video below is one example – German commentary only but worth watching.  Oh for bees like these, I would kiss them too!

Visit the Friedrichskoog breeding station website.