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  1. #1
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    Default Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    Hello all,
    I was looking at requeening a couple hives, and I'm asking for opinions on the Buckfast queens that BeeWeaver sells. Please post you opinion/experience here. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    I have two 3 lb packages from there, April 2012. They both are working well, now into the 2rd super. Calm, no mites or shb ( from casual inspection).My other hive is a 3 lb package from CA. Very slow, looking for a new queen now. In truth one BWeaver package was mishandled by them, the post office or me, 2/3 dead bees. It was replaced promptly at no charge. Would highly recommend them. for BWeaver.
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    BeeWeaver has intergrated their buckfasts into their BeeWeaver breed. R.Weaver carries what is called a buckfast.
    They even consider it a subtype of buckfasts, because they haven't had any new influx of buckfast blood in years.
    An R.Weaver buckfast so to say. According to Clint W.

    Are you talking about BeeWeaver or R.Weaver apiaries?

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Ogborn View Post
    Are you talking about BeeWeaver or R.Weaver apiaries?
    B Weaver

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    Try a search. There have been many discussions on the question.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    Benjamin,

    I ordered 5 queens from them in July and made some splits with them to try them out. They have built up very fast. Three of them are in 5 frame nucs double stacked. The other two have been switched to 10 frame deep boxes with a second box added. The temperment has been pretty good. Sometimes I don't use smoke on them depends on weather. BWeaver was great to deal with. If they over winter good here in northern Wisconsin I will order more next year.

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    Yep. Got my first and last from them a few years back. Hottest bunch of brood I ever got. Sticking with Strachan Varnish. Gentle as heck. A real joy to work with

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried BeeWeaver's Buckfast queens?

    *Carnis

    Sorry ..auto correct on the phone is a pain sometimes

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