Lappe's Bee Supply
Buy 2020 5 frame 9-5/8" deep honey bee nucs with a young, mated Saskatraz queen bee who has been marked with this year's color. Nucs will tentatively be available starting the end of April - early May, depending on the weather. Plans are to have nucs available through June. All nucs have 5 brood frames with a mated queen who is already laying, a mixture of worker bees, nurse bees, and drones who are all adjusted to the queen's phermone; brood in all stages from the queen; pollen and feed. Nucs will be in a reusable 5 frame plastic corrugated nuc box. We start the nucs out with new beekeeping equipment, so there is no worry about old frames. These bee nucs have brand new frames with newly drawn out comb on wooden frames with Premier brand Platinum foundation, the bee's choice. We do not require a frame exchange, and we do not need the nuc boxes returned. 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.
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!
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! 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.
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.
We have customers from all across the Midwest United States come to pick up our 5 Frame Saskatraz Honey Bee Nucs for sale, including 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!
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.
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 .
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.
So far I? very happy with the nuc I got last week! Can? wait to see what the bees do this year!?
clean healthy bees and new frames with great service