Buckfast Honey Bees are a hybrid, developed by Karl Kehrle,
also known as Brother Adam Adam (1898-1996), who was in charge of beekeeping
from 1919 at Buckfast Abbey in Devon in the United Kingdom, where the bees are
still bred today.
These bees are extremely gentle and highly productive. They
have a strong resistance to tracheal mites and good hygienic behavior. However, they are known
defensive sometimes; not that it is any of your bees-ness!