I've read about Buckfast bees and researched them on the net, but my tiny little brain seems to be missing a few things. They were developed from the English brown bee and the Italian, so I assume that means they're a hybrid...does this mean that one cannot buy a package of them and expect the colony to thrive and grow and eventually swarm for years to come, because through natural breeding they may (will) revert back to whatever and become genetically wierded out? In other words, they aren't a "race" like Italians or Carnolians and won't breed true? Or have they been developed and genetically diversified enough that they are now an official "race" that will breed true? I'm all confused. The Weaver place in Texas is the official Buckfast HQ, but from the web sites I've seen they're being bred in many other places, with many varying traits. Some places say they're super gentle and others say they're more aggressive than average. So is there even a breed, or is it more of an ongoing experiment? Thanks for your help...I hope somebody can clear this up for me.