2024 - 3 lb. Package Honey Bees with Saskatraz Queen

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3 lb. Package Honey Bees with Saskatraz Queen

Please note important information regarding shipping package honey bees: Packages are for pick up from us only; we will not ship the packages due to the stress that it will cause them. We will not give our customers a poor quality package of honey bees that will not perform well.

Package bees will be ready for pick up Spring 2024.

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 package(s) 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 abililty.

Wondering where to buy strong, healthy package honey bees? Lappe's Bee Supply and Honey Farm LLC is now taking orders for 3 pound packages of bees with Saskatraz queens that will be available for pick up in Spring 2024. Orders need to be placed ahead of time to make sure you get your bees; we normally do not have any additional packages available on our pick up days. Place your orders for live bees as early as possible, as packages can sell out pretty quickly. We do not charge a cage fee, and the package bee price already has sales tax built into it. Some places might show a lower price to begin with and then charge taxes and fees on top of that, but with ours the price you see is the end price that you get charged, with no extra fees! Your package will include a mixture of nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees and drones. The queen will be a mated, unmarked young Saskatraz queen, and she will be in a queen cage, hanging within the package of bees. Package bees are for pick up only from our location in East Peru, Iowa. If you are ordering other beekeeping equipment that you would like to pick up at the same time as your package(s), please feel free to place on the same order; however, if you would like to order other equipment and have it shipped to you ahead of time, please place on a separate order from your package(s).

Package Honey Bees Terms & Conditions


Highest Quality Guaranteed

Lappe's Bee Supply promotes successful beekeeping and is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality of products possible. Our package bees carry a money back guarantee. If you do not agree that we are providing you with a high quality package of honeybees at the time of pickup, you do not have to accept that package, and we will give you a complete refund of the purchase price! The guarantee ends when the you leave with the package(s); anything that happens with the bees after that time is completely the customer's responsibility.


Saskatraz Honey Bees Information

Saskatraz queen bees have been selected for high honey production, good overwintering ability, temperament, and good mite resistance. The queens lay a lot of eggs and larva, so they build up their population earlier in the spring to bring in lots of pollen and nectar. They maintain a strong workforce all summer long by the continued high brood rearing, and as a result, they have an excellent foraging ability and high honey production during the honey flow. Strong beehives are able to resist wax moths and other bee colony pests more efficently. As with all packages, you will want to feed sugar syrup to them immediately after you place them in the beehive; by doing so, you will increase their beeswax production to get the them to pull the combs on the frames so the queen can start laying quickly. Saskatraz bees easily adapt to most climates, they overwinter well, and they have a very good mite resistance; however, you still need to treat every spring and every fall for mites, since there is no such thing as a completely mite resistant honeybee. They also produce minimum propolis and keep a clean hive with lots of worker bees. Saskatraz queens have been crossed and open mated with different genetic families, including Italian Hybrid and Carniolan, so the coloring can be different on the queens, from a lighter yellow color with a black tipped tail, to a tiger striped color, and even an almost pure black color.

We sell packaged honeybees to customers all around the Midwest United States, including listings in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. We bring our pacakges here in a custom designed, climate controlled truck that keeps the bees at just the right temperature with the right amount of fresh air, which guarantees that your bees will be the healthiest bees possible! We have over 25 years of experience in package bees and queen breeding. We have handy instructions here on how to install your package honey bees into your bee hive. If you are looking for live bee hives, you can't beat our packaged bees! Beekeepingsuppliesonline around East Peru Iowa United States online At Lappe's Bee Supply we work hard to supply you and fill your apiary or apiaries with the best bees and the highest quality beekeeping supplies that we can. It is our goal to help you out along the path to becoming a successful and happy beekeeper! online honeybeesonline around East Peru Iowa United States Looking for where to buy free shipping Saskatraz queen honey bees for sale? We have them here!


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  • 5
    3 lb package honey bees

    Posted by Tammy Lenhart on Apr 23, 2023

    Pickup process was great. Went very easily. The bees were in good condition and seem to be thriving! Any needed supplies were available for purchase on site, making everything go smoothly!

  • 5
    Saskatraz Package Bees with Queen

    Posted by Kelly M on Apr 17, 2023

    Bees came packaged in excellent condition. They are thriving after a week in the hive. Customer Service was above and beyond accommodating a special request. Will definitely purchase bees in the future.

  • 5
    3 lb. Package with Saskatraz Queen

    Posted by Gary A Grell on Apr 16, 2023

    Very pleased

  • 5
    3lb.package Saskatraz Queen

    Posted by Warren Erickson on Apr 17, 2022

    Bees were in great shape when I picked them up. There was plenty of syrup left in the packages and hardly any dead bees. It told me the shipping processes was very efficient to maintain healthy bees I will definitely buy again!

  • 5
    Saskatraz bee package

    Posted by Jim Jordan on Apr 16, 2022

    Wonderful experience. Nice bees settling right in to my Layens horizontal hive. Thanks so much.

  • 5
    Skasktran package bees

    Posted by Kate Warstler on May 02, 2021

    First time trying these. But they seem to be easy going fast build up beautiful brood pattern.

  • 5
    Straight Shooter! Quality hive, and Queen

    Posted by Denis Russell on May 01, 2021

    On delivery it was well organized on S&H on pickup! 5 Stars!

  • 5
    Saskatraz Bee Package

    Posted by Richard Smith on May 01, 2021

    This queen is an exceptional layer and has exceeded our carniolan queen. She also has a great brood pattern. The bees are a little “hotter” than the carniolan package. Once again Lappes has delivered and we will return often for their service, assistance, education and products!

  • 5
    3 lb. Honey bee package

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 22, 2021

    I was very satisfied with the bee packages I purchased. The bees were in good shape when I got the packages. I was very happy with the pickup process.

  • 5
    Great bees

    Posted by octaveelectric on Apr 22, 2021

    This is my second year with Sakatraz bees, they are not aggressive, dud not swarm on my once last year and are good producers. Great bees.

  • 5
    Package Bees

    Posted by joseph bartlett on Apr 19, 2021

    Very fine packages of Bees. These were 4 pound equivalent! Very high quality Bees. Like Lappe always provides in all there product....Very high quality!

  • 5
    3 lb package of bees with Saskatraz queen

    Posted by Kirk Richardson on Apr 05, 2020

    Great transaction with attention to customer safety

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