2 lb. Package Honey Bees with Saskatraz Queen
Our packages are brought to us from our supplier in California with the greatest care in a custom designed, climate controlled truck that keeps the bees at just the right temperature with the right amount of fresh air, making sure that your bees are healthy and strong! Our supplier has over 25 years of experience in package bees and queen breeding. 2 pound package of bees comes with a mated, unmarked young Saskatraz queen honey bee. Please note: Package bees need to be transported to your bee hive location in a cool, protected area with plenty of ventilation and out of the sun. If your packages are in a tightly enclosed location without sufficient air flow, they will get seriously overheated, which can kill the bees or ruin your queens laying ability!
Saskatraz queens lay a lot of eggs, so they are able to build up their population early in the spring and maintain a strong workforce all summer long, and as a result, they have an excellent honey production. Saskatraz bees have a very good mite resistance, they easily adapt to most climates, and they overwinter well. They also produce minimum propolis and keep a clean hive. Your package will include a mixture of nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees and drones. The queen will be in a queen cage within the package of bees.
Package bees are pick up only from our location in East Peru Iowa. We do not require a cage exchange. We will accept any unused cages from our customers. Please ask us if you would like to return your cage.
We have handy instructions here on how to install your package honey bees into your bee hive. At Lappe's Bee Supply we work hard to supply you with the best bees and beekeeping equipment that we can. It is our goal to help you out along the path to becoming a successful and happy beekeeper!