We are one of the 12000 beekeepers in The Netherlands. All Dutch beekeepers together own about 60000 populations. Just like most beekeepers we keep our honeybees for a - time consuming - hobby.
We spend a lot of time in our beestation. In our beestation the beehives are lined up in a row. Our beehives are made of wood. These beehives make maintenance very easy and are also very userfriendly.
We keep Buckfast Honeybees. At Buckfast Abbey, in Devon England, Brother Adam was involved with his life’s passion, the honeybee. Since 1919, when he took over the Abbey’s bee operation, Brother Adam had been selectively breeding bees for disease resistance. He traveled throughout the world, seeking native strains of bees that seemed to ward of most common bee ailments. By carefully crossing these, he produced the now-famous Buckfast Bees. Buckfast bees are not only disease resistant, but they are excellent housekeepers, which helps reduce disease. They are also some of the most productive and gentle of all honeybee strains. While the problem of mites has not been solved, the new colonies seem to be able to survive, given the help of attentive, knowledgeable beekeepers.
We are keeping Buckfast Honeybees.