Buckfast Imported Queen | Italy 2024 | Tenuta Ritiro
Buckfast queens from Italy start arriving to Canada approximately mid April and arrive weekly until the end of June. 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 the next day.
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.
> 90% in 12H of recognition, removal and cleaning of damaged brood on breeding animals. Part of the European selection program for VSH (Varroa Resistance Hygiene)
Commercial Full Box 100+ $45.00
Pre-payment in full required on all Queen orders.
For commercial orders please call for pricing:
Clifford: 905-788-5588 - Todd 289-771-2623
OCCASIONAL DELAYS IN PICK UP DATES MAY OCCUR DUE TO SEASONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
QUEENS SHIP AT BUYERS RISKPlease Note:
Imported and Local Queens are stored in queen banks as standard procedure to ensure the highest quality of health and survival.