Buckfast Queens from Italy

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Buckfast Queens from Italy

Buckfast Queens from Italy

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Minimum Qty Discount
Buy 5 + Each $57
Buy 10 + Each $55
Buy 40 + Each $53

These Buckfast queens are sourced from Tenuta Ritiro in Italy. From the producer:

"All our lines are stabilized in the characters peculiar to the selection of buckfasts.

  • Productivity
  • [Low] tendency to swarm
  • Excellent wintering capacity and good spring recovery
  • Great ability to overcome moments of climate imbalance (cold returns or periods of drought) maintaining an excellent balance between bees, stocks and brood
  • Longevity and vitality of bees
  • Docility with a good defensive instinct and grooming skills.
  • High level of hygiene: > 90% in 12H of recognition, removal and cleaning of damaged brood on breeding animals." 
Marked? YES

Delivery dates at bottom of page.

Ordering a Larger QTY? If the website won't let you check-out it may be due to insufficient queens left to reserve. Please contact us as we are often able to increase our orders with sufficient notice. We typically will need to make a special order if you are looking for 40+ queens, especially in the 100+ range. We also can often arrange special orders for different dates; if you are looking for a larger quantity of queens, please don't hesitate to ask us.
Available for Pick-up or Shipping (throughout BC & Yukon only at this time). You will typically have 1-2 days to pick-up your queens once they arrive. For shipping, we will typically wait until the following Monday to send them via Canada Post. This is to prevent the queens from being untended in the mail stream over the weekend. We will bank queens if it is appropriate.
All queens shipped via vented boxes designed specifically for queen transport, clearly labelled with contents of box and handling instructions. However, please be aware that there is no insurance for live bee shipments and customer assumes all risk. Queens always ship separate from other products.
Shipping rates:
<40 Queens = $40, regardless of quantity
40+ Queens = Additional shipping costs may apply depending on your location. We can provide an exact quote if needed.
NOTE: This rate is per queen delivery. (Ex: If you add 2x queen types and/or delivery dates to the cart, your freight rate will be $80 for the queens.)


General Note on Queen Ordering: We recommend checking out with only one form of live bee reservation at a time and to order equipment/supplies on a separate order. This helps minimize customer confusion regarding when products are available for pick-up, when and which products are shipping, the price for shipping of products versus queen shipping, etc. If you are getting your queens shipped, please note that the Canada Post charge will apply for each Delivery date.


Current Schedule:

Important Note: All dates are tentative and subject to change, especially if you are reserving early. Changes and cancellations can happen last minute due to the nature and risks of livestock production and transportation, however we will always provide as much notice as possible. In cases of cancelled deliveries, we will attempt to substitute the same queen option or another one where possible. Please take listed gates as an approximate guide until you receive an email or call from us with pick-up and shipping dates.

** Last updated June 26th, 2023 **

Delivery 1: SOLD OUT!
Delivery 2: SOLD OUT
Delivery 3: SOLD OUT