Lappe's Bee Supply

5 Frame Saskatraz Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen

Pick up only for nucs and package bees *
Nucs and Package Bees Terms & Conditions *

 Honey Bee Nuc With Marked Saskatraz Queen

PLEASE NOTE: Honey Bee Nucs are for pick up only, so although you will get a quote during check out regarding free shipping, we will not ship nucs due to the tremendous and unacceptable amount of stress that it adds to the bees - we will not provide our customers with bees that will not perform well! 

Buy 5 frame 9-5/8" Deep nucs with a young mated, marked Saskatraz queen. Saskatraz bees have a very good Varroa mite resistance, very fast build up in the spring, they are great honey producers, and they overwinter well. Nucs are for pick up only from our location in East Peru Iowa. The price shown above already has sales tax worked into it, so the price you see is the end price you will get charged!

All nucs will have 5 frames with a mixture of worker bees, nurse bees, drones, and a young mated marked Saskatraz queen bee who is already laying; brood in all stages; pollen and feed. Nucs will be in a reusable 5 frame plastic corrugated nuc box. We do not require a frame exchange. We cannot allow anyone to transfer the frames from their nuc boxes into their own equipment while they are here. Doing so would cause you to leave behind a portion of your bees with us, it's better if you take them to where you will be keeping them and transfer them there, so they can find their way back in with the queen. Please Note: Please be aware that you will need to place your frames of bees from the nuc into a regular hive body shortly after picking them up from us. These frames will be full of bees and could potentially end up swarming if not given the extra room that a regular hive offers them.

Please click here to review our Nuc Terms & Conditions page. 

Place your order online to buy and reserve your nuc(s). You can choose to pay with a debit/credit card or Paypal. We will also accept orders over the phone if you prefer, and you can always give us a call or send us an email with any questions that you may have - we are always happy to speak with you!

Advantages of getting a nuc:

  • To give your bee hives a head start at building up and gaining strength for the summer honey flow. 
  • The queen has already been laying eggs for quite some time, and new bees are either hatching or getting ready to hatch.
  • They will also already have pollen and food stores available.

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

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Late July nuc

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.
Posted by Tom, Aug 6th 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 .
Posted by William Hutton, May 24th 2019

Saskatraz Nuc

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.
Posted by Carrie Hubert, May 14th 2019


So far I’m very happy with the nuc I got last week! Can’t wait to see what the bees do this year!’
Posted by Gary Hines, May 13th 2019

Excellent service -robust bees

clean healthy bees and new frames with great service
Posted by Tom, May 11th 2019