The beekeeping of Buckfast Holland consists of approximately 200 production colonies. These are kept in modified Dadant hives. All colonies are provided with so-called “island mated queens”. They are used for both selection and honey production.
Our beekeeping also have about 80 colonies in six-frames Dadant hives and about 200 MiniPlus hives. Mainly our breeding queens are kept in these hives as well as overwintered queens for our own use and for sale.
The colonies are divided over more than 30 apiaries, spread over an area within a radius of 35 km. in the mid-west of the Netherlands.