Lappe's Bee Supply
Queens will be shipped from April through the end of August. Queens will arrive in California mini queen cages, or 3 hole queen cages. Regardless of whichever type of queen cage your queen arrives in, there will be a candy plug already in one end filled with queen candy. We recommend leaving this plug in when placing your new queen into the hive. Lappe's Bee Supply is not responsible for anything that happens because the bee keeper makes the choice to remove the candy plug or the queen candy from the queen cage. It is always better to allow her to stay in the queen cage with the candy plug intact, to give the worker bees time to get familiar with her pheromone and get her out of the cage themselves.
All of the queen honeybees that we sell are young, naturally mated superb queens. We DO NOT clip the queens wings. Place your order online to buy your queen honey bees, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us - we are always happy to speak with you! Lappe's Bee Supply is a 2021 online supplier company with listings for several different strains of queen honey bees for sale.
Queens cannot survive for long outside of honeybee hives! Your queen needs to be inside of the beehive where the worker bees can feed her and give her water and food. Please plan on putting your queen into your hive shortly after picking her up from the post office. Please do not leave queen bees sitting on the counter overnight!
All orders of 3 or more queens qualify for free shipping! Free shipped queen orders of 3 - 9 queen bees will be sent out through the USPS, and while shipping times vary, most arrive within 1 - 3 days. The queen shipment will be marked to be held at your post office, and they will give you a call at the number that you specify to alert you to come and pick up your queen honeybees.
Please note: You need to pick up your queen bees on the day that the post office calls you, to ensure that your queens will all be alive. Lappe's Bee Supply & Honey Farm LLC is not responsible for any queens that do not survive because they are not picked up in time, or for any queens that are delivered to mailboxes at the customer's request to the post office.
Right after your queens ship out, usually mid - late afternoon, we will send a shipping confirmation to your email address that will contain your tracking number. Sometimes this email can end up in your spam folder, so please be sure to check there as well. It is every customer's responsibility to check on the shipping progress of their queens, so they can be ready when the bees arrive at the post office.
**Please note: because of the COVID 19 virus, UPS has had issues with delivering queens on time and alive, so we are not offering UPS as a shipping option until the situation gets better.**
Orders of 10 - 19 queens will be shipped out by UPS 2nd Day Air, and orders of 20 or more will be shipped out by UPS Next Day Air for free shipping. We can ship out orders of 10 or more queens by the free shipping method of the USPS, if you would prefer them arrive at your post office instead of ride around in the UPS delivery truck and sit outside of your house. Please let us know during the check out process by leaving us a comment about shipping by USPS instead of UPS. During any time that UPS suspends their service guarantee, Lappe's Bee Supply is unable to replace queens if they die due to a delayed shipment.
We are able to ship queen honey bees through USPS, UPS Next Day Air or UPS 2nd Day Air to only the lower 48 United States and Alaska; we can not ship queens to Hawaii, and we do not do International shipments. All shipped queens are sent out at customer's risk. Due to regulations with most shipping companies, we are unable to insure queen honey bees.
We can mark queens for an additional fee of $4 each. Please let us know which color you would like to have her marked. The International Color for 2021 is white, but if you are only marking her to make it easier to spot her, you can choose whichever color you think would make her easy to find.
Saskatraz queen bees come from Olivarez Honey Bees in Northern California, who has been producing some of the highest quality honey bee queens for over 50 years. Saskatraz queen bees originate from Saskatchewan Canada and have been selected for high honey production, good overwintering ability, temperament (these bees have been very gentle to work with), tracheal mite resistance, and varroa mite resistance. The Saskatraz breeding program uses recurrent natural selection to select for varroa tolerance in productive colonies with good economic traits, and queens are crossed with VSH bees to increase varroa resistance. Other traits include: fast spring buildup, which results in increased honey production during the summer honey flows. Compared with the Russian honey bee, Saskatraz bees have some even better qualities - tracheal and varroa mite tolerance / resistance, a great overwintering ability and resistance to brood diseases. They also start brood rearing earlier and faster in the spring than the Russian queens, who wait to have pollen coming in before starting heavy egg laying. Healthy Saskatraz colonies have a higher honey production than the Russian bees. Saskatraz temperaments are also extremely better than the Russians, who have been known to get pretty fiesty (to put it nicely!). Drones from these queens carry the genetics of their mother, so use of this stock will incorporate the Saskatraz genes into your existing hives by the natural requeening process.
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. We can not guarantee what color of queen you will be receiving, just that it will be a Saskatraz queen.
very pleased with queen
As the the ordering and shipping of the queen. Exactly as promised.
Received: She came in perfect health and looked great. Hoping she really helps out this hive.
Needed queens for 2 hives, they arrived 2 days after being sent. They were healthy queens and attendants. Have integrated well into my 2 queenless hives and the bees are happy with them and so am I.
I received my Saskatraz Queen 1 day early. I waited 10 days to check on my new queen to not harm her and she is good and healthy. I am very happy with purchase and I will purchase any time again. Thank you!
Quick turnaround. Excellent healthy Bee
The queen arrived in just two days with priority mail packaging. She was healthy and ready to go. The small queen cage with the attendants was easy to place in the hive. Three days later she was out and laying eggs. The bright blue dot makes her so easy to spot! It was well worth the extra few dollars. I'm very happy with the health of the queen and the entire purchase. Well done Lappe's!
Have purchased 5 saskatraz queens this year...all arrived in two days and alive. Brood patterns look good so far.
I was hesitant to order through the mail with all the horror stories of bees showing up dead due to “disinfecting”. Took a chance and queens showed up lively with their attendants. Placed in hives and after seven days, I’ve got eggs galore. Definitely recommend and will be a repeat customer.
Order came very fast. Bee very healthy.
Lappe's Bee Supply
Lappe's Bee Supply
Lappe's Bee Supply