Latest updates from the Karl Kehrle Foundation

Dear Publisher of Buckfast Bee pedigree


For almost 20 years the Karl-Kehrle-Foundation has been cultivating the legacy of Brother Adam and managing the pedigrees. Your pedigree can also be found here.

We are pleased to inform you today that the Karl-Kehrle-Foundation, which was renewed and updated at the beginning of 2020, has largely completed its migration work in November 2020.

Currently your pedigree can be found on as well as on With this double guidance we want to ensure for a transitional period that no mistakes have crept into the new programme.

The Karl-Kehrle-Foundation is neutral and European, does not represent any business interests and aims to be a non-profit organisation. Access is free of charge for all.

For you as a breeder, everything remains unchanged. You will find your previous pedigrees on both websites of the Karl Kehrle Foundation as written above. Please continue to submit your pedigrees to be published by email. Please use as before and additionally as email recipient of the data.

The Karl-Kehrle-Foundation is subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will use your data only for the purpose of publication and for the documentation of breeding work. We categorically exclude any active transfer of the data to third parties.

If you have any questions concerning the foundation, please use the contact form on the website. You are also welcome to contact us directly by e-mail at

We look forward to continued good cooperation! Stay healthy and active in Buckfast beekeeping and create and publish your pedigree!

Kind regards

Jean-Marie van Dyck (President) and the team of the Karl Kehrle Foundation