Buckfast queens from Italy start arriving to Canada around the beginning of May and come weekly into June. Due to the current Covid-19 global pandemic, international cargo flights aren't being booked in advance. This means that confirmation on flights could be short notice. Bulk orders will have the option of arranging pick up at either the airport or at our warehouse location in Port Hope. Small orders will be available for pick up in Port Hope on the day of arrival.
Queens are required to be picked up the day of arrival (at the airport) or the very next day (at our warehouse) after harvest to optimize survival and to avoid forfeiture of the non-refundable livestock purchases.
Strong, high quality, and healthy is what to expect from these Queens. Very gentle, and big honey producers.
- Good productivity
- Poor 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
Pre-payment in full required on all Queen orders.
For commercial orders please call for pricing:
Clifford: 905-788-5588 - Todd 289-771-2623
2022 WEEK NUMBER CALCULATOR LINK
OCCASIONAL DELAYS IN PICK UP DATES MAY OCCUR DUE TO SEASONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
QUEENS SHIP AT BUYERS RISK
Imported and Local Queens are stored in queen banks as standard procedure to ensure the highest quality of health and survival.