5 Frame Saskatraz Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen - 2025 Iowa Pickup

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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 2025. 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.

These are bees that have been transported, and we can not guarantee that they will be a gentle colony. Lappe's Bee Supply will not refund or replace queens or nucs due to this.

Buy 2025 - 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 June. 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 pro 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

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.

Beekeepingsuppliesonline around East Peru Iowa United States online We have customers from all across the Midwest United States come to pick up our 5 Frame Italian Honey Bee Nucs for sale, including listings in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, and even from as far away as Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and Utah! Looking for where to buy free shipping Italian queen honey bees for sale? We have them here! online honeybeesonline around East Peru Iowa United States


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  • 5

    Posted by LD Hair on Jun 12, 2024

    They were awesome.will buy from you guys again

  • 5
    5 frame nuc

    Posted by rebecca duncanson on Jun 06, 2024

    it took us 5 hours before we got back home, and yet all bees were alive

  • 5
    5 frame nuc's

    Posted by LD Hair on May 25, 2024

    Was really satisfied with the nuc's I picked up from you guys

  • 5
    5 Frame Saskatraz Nucs

    Posted by Lane Eddy on May 25, 2024

    Purchased 3 - 5 frame Saskatraz Nucs to revive my hives after EF2 tornado destroyed some of mine. Appreciate the new plastic Nuc boxes. As always, the Nucs were full and the marked queens were easy to find. Pick-up went smooth and the Nucs were easily installed in my hives. Already re-utilized the Nuc boxes to capture a swarm! :-)

  • 5
    Bee's Saskatraz

    Posted by April M on May 24, 2024

    Bees were very healthy and strong. I had a long trip home 6Hour drive. They all survived and are still doing fabulous. I recommend buying bee's from them.

  • 4
    Saskatraz Nucs

    Posted by Earl on May 24, 2024

    2 Saskatraz Nucs are doing well, don't seem to be as active as the Italian Nuc, Will check them again the first part of next week. We have had consistently foul weather so that may be affecting them.

  • 5
    5 Frame Nucs

    Posted by Stephanie R White on May 19, 2024

    Pick up was so efficient and the nuc was so healthy!

  • 5

    Posted by Dan Brimm on May 19, 2024

    Great! Very mellow colony, went right to work. May be my new go to. Great people to work with! I love the inspection of the nuc when you pick it up

  • 5
    5 frame nucs saskatraz queens

    Posted by Jim Beni on May 15, 2024

    Everything is as promised, nucs looked healthy and have been very active in the hives

  • 5
    Quality product, would buy again.

    Posted by Jim Sattazahn on Jun 05, 2023

    Very professional service, staff cery helpful.

  • 5
    5 frame nuc purchase

    Posted by Rita Filley on Jun 04, 2023

    I picked up a 5 frame nuc. The nuc is healthy and robust. This is my 2nd purchase from Lappe's. They are easy to do business with. Very organized and helpful.

  • 5
    5 frame nuc

    Posted by Patrick Clark on Jun 03, 2023

    I purchased 6 Nucs and all were great. Lots of brood and bees. Laying patterns of the queens were outstanding. Great Customer service. You can’t ask for a better company.

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