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    Default Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Can this be right? Genuine Danish Buckfast queens…available in the US?
    Why do I think I'm missing something here?

    Our Danish Buckfast queens are daughters of genuine pedigree breeders imported from Denmark. The daughters are mated in our Florida apiary.
    http://www.danskfarms.com/servlet/th...oneybee/Detail
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    yes they are one of my favorites. He probably gets them from Ferguson apiaries in Canada. I buy mine through the Miksas.
    http://www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca/
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    Default Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericasBeekeeper View Post
    I buy mine through the Miksas.
    Miksa gets his breeders from Canada?
    There are a number of US queen producers claiming to have Buckfast but, as I understand it, they stopped importing germplasm from Europe decades ago...so the connection is pretty distant at best. And I wasn't aware of any that were claiming to have breeders directly from Europe.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    I am going to order mine from Ferguson apiaries next year. I checked out the site in Florida but I have heard only good about Ferguson and his bees. I would like the same from Florida but I think going straight to the source is best.
    Let bees be bees.

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    Default Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    I have three of Joe's Buckfast queens and they are outstanding! All were accepted right away and started laying like crazy as soon as they were released. I can't wait to see what these hives do next year! I definitely give Dansk Farms two thumbs up ......they were great to deal with!

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    Default Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    I'd like to hear more details from danskfarms.com as to their source and lineage. This statement is on their website: "Our Danish Buckfast queens are daughters of genuine pedigree breeders imported from Denmark." Not trying to be critical, but that could mean just about anything you want it to mean. More details would be helpful to those seeking modern versions of Buckfast bees.

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