25 years of BEEKEEPING


My professional foundation is the experience and practical knowledge of bees and their lifecycle gained during my 25 years of working as a beekeeper.
Since 2007 I have bred queen bees, focusing on good and vital bees. This requires a high degree of patience and perseverance, as it takes 4-6 years before there is a new breeder for my breeding of queen bees.

My breeding of queen bees is based on the Buckfast method, which was developed by the English monk Brother
Adam at Buckfast Abbey in the twentieth century, hence the name the Buckfast bee.

The Buckfast bee is a cross of many subspecies and a breeding method, not a specific race of bee.
The properties of the various races of bees are used to shape future breeders, and later on the queen bees are randomly mated.



Hygienic behaviour
Honey yield
Swarm inertia
Clinging to frame during manipulation


Small and large professional beekeepers alike.




My breeding equipment for good vital queen bees consists of a starter colony and two supporting colonies to which the 48-hour old larvae are added. After 24 hours the cells are moved to strong finishing colonies where the cells are completed. The sealed cells are placed in an incubator until they hatch.

My queen bees are randomly mated in apiaries with a large number of drones and a mix of various breeding lines. This is how I get the best result in terms of vitality and mating.

New external breeding stock is added on an ongoing basis. I maintain and refresh my breeding lines through island mating on the islands of Tunø, Glænø, Manø and Helnæs.

I am also involved in the testing of commercial queen bees with the Association of Danish Beekeepers.

Our breeding results from the past few years appear from below: