Saskatraz Queen Bee - SHIPPED - Buy 3 or more get Free Shipping

$41.00
Qty Price
11 - 25 $37.00 26 - 49 $34.00 50 - 99 $33.00 100 - 0 $32.00

Saskatraz Queen Honey Bees - Shipped

PLEASE NOTE: When starting a new bee hive, you need to purchase a package of bees with a queen, not just a queen. Without the 2 or 3 pounds of bees, the queen will not be able to survive and will die.

All orders of 3 queens or more qualify for free shipping! Free shipped queen orders of 3-9 will be sent out through the USPS. Shipping times vary between 2-3 days, depending on your location. It has been taking an extra day longer in some instances. 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 them up. You need to pick them up the day that they call you so the queens survive. Lappe's Bee Supply is not responsible for any queens that are not picked up in time, or for any queens that are delivered to mailboxes at the customer's request to the post office.

Orders of 10 - 19 queens will be shipped for free through UPS 2nd Day Air, and orders of 20 or more queens will be shipped for free by UPS Next Day Air. Please click here to view our Queen Honey Bees Terms & Conditions.

We can ship by USPS, UPS Next Day Air or UPS 2nd Day Air. All shipped queens are sent out at customer's risk. We can not 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 2018 is red, 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. If you want your queens marked but do not make a color selection, the current year's color will be used.

Queen honey bees cannot survive for long outside of the hive! Your queen needs to be inside of the hive where the bees can feed her and give her water. Please plan on putting your queen into your hive shortly after getting her. Please do not leave queen bees sitting on the counter overnight!

Saskatraz Queen Bees come from Olivarez Honey Bees in California. These queen bees originate from Saskatchewan Canada and have been selected for high honey production, good overwintering ability, temperament, tracheal mite resistance, and varroa resistance. 

  • Fast spring buildup, which results in increased honey production
  • Queens have been crossed with VSH bees to increase varroa resistance
  • Comparable to 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
  • 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
  • We recommend placing your queens into your hives as soon as you receive them; it is hard on the queens to leave them sitting for awhile without being inside the hive.
  • Saskatraz Queen is young, naturally mated and unmarked.
  • Saskatraz queens come from Olivarez Honey Bees, who has been producing honey bees for over 50 years.
  • Saskatraz queens are available only on a week to week basis; check this week for availability.
  • We DO NOT clip the queens wings.
  • We can only ship queens to the lower 48 states at this time.
  • If you wish to pick up your queens from our location in East Peru Iowa, please see our  Saskatraz Queen Bees - In Store Pickup Only category by clicking here.

Place your order online for you queen honey bees. Give us a call or send us an email with any questions that you may have - we are always happy to speak with you!

Bulk Pricing
From 11 to 25 -- Discount per item ($37.00) From 26 to 49 -- Discount per item ($34.00) From 50 to 99 -- Discount per item ($33.00) From 100 to 0 -- Discount per item ($32.00)

Reviews

5 out of 5 (based on 35 ratings)
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Queen

5/5
Active and vibrant upon arrival. Sturdy and secure packaging. Prompt shipping. Whats not to like?
Posted by C.M. , Sep 20th 2018

On time

5/5
Received 4 healthy queens on time.I liked them so much I ordered 3 more to requeen 3 more hives.
Posted by Matthew Robley, Aug 30th 2018

saskatraz queens

5/5
Very excellent condition and quick shipping
Posted by dean b, Aug 18th 2018

Queens

5/5
Recieved them in good health. They were all accepted and laying a beautiful pattern. I will be buying more from lappes
Posted by Danny , Aug 15th 2018

Quick, courteous and responsive.

5/5
The queen arrived quickly and in good shape with no issues. The team at Lappes was easy to work with and responsive to questions related to the queen and were very patient.
Posted by Michael, Aug 15th 2018

Saskatraz queen bee.

5/5
Quick order and delivery was greatly appreciated! I placed the queen cage into a queen-less hive. In a couple of days the queen was released by the colony in normal fashion. At first, the hive bees seemed very aggressive (balling) toward the new queen. A week later full hive inspection indicated the queen to be well accepted, laying full capped brood patterns on two frames. As of now......so far, so good results! Thank you.
Posted by Philip Grocki, Aug 13th 2018

Saskatraz Queen Bee

5/5
Our swarm acquired hive was in dire need of a new queen as their current queen had failed. We had heard that the Saskatraz bee was a good one to go with and so decided to give it a try. Lappes Bee Supply sent our queen out as soon as we put in our order. It arrived by UPS in two days time in great shape. The queen cage was inside a well ventilated and well marked cardboard box and the cage itself was secured. There were 3 attendants inside and all 4 bees were very active on arrival. There was no cork to remove, only a sugar plug that our bees ate through happily in only two days time once the queen was installed in the hive. We gave her and her attendants some honey and water upon arrival and the buzzing and activity settled down as they ate and drank their fill. We then installed them in the hive in a calm state and the bees happily accepted our new queen. Thank you for your excellent service.
Posted by Ginnine, Jul 31st 2018

Couldn't be happier.

5/5
Im 4 states away. I was worried about shipping, Im a small time beekeeper. So $100 for a few queens in the mail worried me. After reading all the warnings about not being responsible.........shipping......yada,yada,yada....... i clicked order anyways. And honestly, couldn't be happier. They shipped tuesday, i had a call from the post office at 7:15 am to come get my bees. The box didnt have so much as a folded corner. USPS treated the bees like a baby to my surprise. Will be ordering again next spring with out any hesitations.
Posted by Patrick Williams, Jul 19th 2018

Saskatraz queens

5/5
shipped on correct date, arrived healthy
Posted by Larry Dorsey, Jul 18th 2018