Buckfast bees are bred in Ireland - you don't need to import them.
Not in Northern Ireland to my knowledge. But definately not where I live. The place I know of in the republic that breeds buckfast is about the same distance from London to Edinburgh away from me. No danger of them polluting my breeding stock
While it's true problems with temper and swarming is quite common with AMM crosses, and is a good reason for everyone in your area to have the same type of bee, it's not keeping the diseases away.
I saw some AMM stock in Ireland last week with EFB.
Stopping any imports might keep new diseases away if that's what you mean.
I would love to have AMM bees, but here everyone just about has anything and everything so no chance of keeping them pure (without AI) even if I could get some. We do have a small group in Cornwall who are working to get back to as close to AMM as pos tho:.)
I suggest while you've got local bees, work to keep them:.) and keep out the imports.
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