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Buckfest, A Journey to Canada Ch. 3

Posted by douglasfarm on June 1, 2011 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (7)

Well we sure had a dry summer last year. Honey was low at the end of the drought, and it was less than succesful getting the Buckfast queens properly set up for the winter.

So, here we are trying again. Twice checked in with Canada, the second being today. Everything looks good. The queens are just about to start laying and our order may even ship in June.

Although there may be a Canadian mail strike, it will not effect our shipment to the US.

Buckfest, A Journey to Canada Ch. 2

Posted by douglasfarm on August 8, 2010 at 4:43 PM Comments comments (0)

So, without delay our Buckfast bees will actually arrive by currier later this month.


Having been fired up for a true journey, we will delay our visit to Canada till the following year. At which time we will pick up a second set of breeder queens.


General interest in our Buckfast has been very possitive and we can't wait to offer this breed to our customers next year.

Buckfest, A Journey to Canada Ch. 1

Posted by douglasfarm on June 12, 2010 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It comes with the essence of the breed perhaps. The Buckfest bee was created by Brother Adam through many long travels. So, it is very fitting that we prepare for a long trip ourselves to obtain them. This spring we were informed they no longer intended to ship bees across the border. We must now travel to pick them up and bring them across ourselves.


This week we took our first step, beyond phone inquiries. It all starts with applying for our passports. It’s one of t...

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