High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Buckfast bee is a
honey bee developed by "Brother Adam," (born Karl Kehrle in 1898 in
Germany), who was in charge of beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey. In the
early 20th century bee populations were being decimated by Isle of
Wight disease. This condition, later called "acarine" disease,
after the acarine parasitic mite that invaded the bees' tracheal
tubes and shortened their lives, was killing off thousands of
colonies in the British Isles in the early part of the 20th
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