2024 - 5 Frame Saskatraz Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen

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5 Frame Saskatraz Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen for sale in the Midwest USA

We are currently taking orders for nucs for pick up during the spring of 2024. Once we know when the nucs will be ready, we will be contacting you by email to set up a pick up time that works for you!

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

Buy 2024 5 frame 9-5/8" deep honey bee nucs with a young, mated Saskatraz queen bee who has been marked with the current year's color. Nucs will tentatively be available starting early - mid May, depending on the weather. Plans are to have nucs available through July. Although our nucs are for pick up only, we have sold Saskatraz honey bee nucs to beekeepers all across the United States; in fact, we are one of the largest Saskatraz honey bee nuc providers in the Midwest! We provide a highest quality guarantee on each and every one of our honey bee nucs for sale. See below to find out more information on our highest quality guarantee.

All nucs have 5 frames with a young, mated queen who is already laying eggs in the frames, a mixture of worker bees, nurse bees, and drones who are all adjusted to their queen's phermone; brood in all stages from the young queen; pollen and feed. Nucs will be in a reusable 5 frame plastic corrugated nuc box.

Nucs will be in a reusable 5 frame plastic nuc box. We start the nucs out with new beekeeping equipment, not old comb, which means that you won't have to worry about any sicknesses or diseases, and there won't be any chemical residues in the comb, because it's within a year new. These bee nucs have brand new frames with newly to 1 year old drawn out comb on wooden frames with plastic wax coated foundation. This is just one step that we take to providing our customers with the highest quality guarantee - you won't find our quality matched anywhere else, and you'll be amazed at how fast your bees will build up because of this!

We do not require a frame exchange, and we do not need the nuc boxes returned. A lot of our customers like to use these empty nuc boxes to set out for honey bee swarm traps - simply place new frames in the nuc and set it out to see if you can catch a swarm in it! Depending on the time of year that the nuc is picked up from us, and the weather conditions, these nucs may need to be fed sugar syrup to keep them sustained until they can get out and forage on their own. Cold, rainy weather in the early spring can keep bees confined inside of the hive, and a strong, growing beehive can eat up a few frames of feed within a short time. When transporting the bees home, the nuc boxes need to be kept inside a climate controlled environment to prevent death from occuring; during cold days, the nuc needs to be kept out of the cold, and during hot days the nuc needs to be kept in the air conditioning.

Please note: equipment and supplies placed on the same order as your nuc(s) will be available for pick up at the same time as your nuc. If you are wanting your equipment shipped to you ahead of time, please place that order separately.

You can find an article here on how to transfer your honeybee nuc into your hive body. At Lappe's Bee Supply & Honey Farm LLC, we work hard to supply our customers with the best bees and beekeeping supplies possible, plus a wealth of bee keeping knowledge and beekeeping 101 to help you keep bees and become a successful & happy bee keeper!

Honey Bee Nucs 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 nucs carry a money back guarantee. If you do not agree that we are providing you with high quality honeybees at the time of pickup, you do not have to accept the nuc, and we will give you a complete refund of the purchase price! We can not allow any customer to have a complete refund and keep the nuc. The guarantee ends when the you leave with the nuc(s); anything that happens with the bees after that time is completely the customer's responsibility.

Saskatraz Honey Bees Nucs Information

The Saskatraz queen bees for these nucs come from Olivarez Honey Bees in Northern California, who has been producing some of the highest quality queen honey bees for over 50 years. Saskatraz queen bees have been selected for high honey production, good overwintering ability, temperament, and good mite resistance. Other good traits include fast spring buildup, which results in increased honey production during the summer honey flows; and earlier brood rearing in the spring time. Saskatraz Hybrid queens have been crossed and open mated with different genetic families, including Italian Hybrid and Carniolan. Since they have such a diverse genetic background, 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 a darker black color. Advantages of getting a nuc: The bees already have a head start at building up and gaining strength for the summer honey flow. The mated queens have already been laying eggs in the brood nest for quite some time, and new bees are either hatching or getting ready to hatch. They will also already have nectar and pollen available as stores in the honeycomb.

If you would like to become a beekeeper and are interested in beginning beekeeping, and are looking into getting into backyard beekeeping, urban beekeeping, or keeping bees just for pollination, these honey bee nucs are a great way to begin you beehives! Basically 5 frame bee nucs are miniature versions of a full working bee hive, giving you a jump start on building up your bee colony for the first summer honey flow. Most new hobbyist bee keepers prefer starting their beehive with a nuc, as opposed to a package of bees, since the nuc will give them an easier head start to getting their bees up and flying! It's also easier to transfer your deeps out of the bee nuc and into your Langstroth brood box.

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  • 5
    Strong Nucs

    Posted by Jacob Olson on May 09, 2021

    Bees look great strong numbers and great service from Lappe's as usual.

  • 5
    Saskatraz nucs

    Posted by Tom Alan Wenzel on May 06, 2021

    Picked them up 2 weeks ago, came home and put them in the hive with some already drawn out frames, they are doing great, queens look good, soon as the weather gets better, they will take right off, Thank you Kenny, and kimberly.

  • 5
    Late July Nuc

    Posted by Tom on Aug 06, 2019

    Needed to replace a lost, collapsed colony in late July. Picked up nuc. Lots of brood and mostly young nurse bees. Two weeks later and strong, vibrant and healthy hive. Great service and exceptional bees.

  • 5

    Posted by William Hutton on May 24, 2019

    I am well pleased with the condition of the colonies. They seem to be doing well. I wish you were closer. I live in NW Indiana .

  • 5
    Saskatraz Nuc

    Posted by Carrie Hubert on May 14, 2019

    The Nuc looks great. The transaction and pick up were easy. The bees are all settled in their new home. I look forward to a successful hive and will purchase more in the future when we are ready to expand.

  • 5

    Posted by Gary Hines on May 13, 2019

    So far I? very happy with the nuc I got last week! Can? wait to see what the bees do this year!?

  • 5
    Excellent Service - Robust Bees

    Posted by Tom on May 11, 2019

    clean healthy bees and new frames with great service

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