Saskatraz nuc with mated and laying marked Saskatraz queen, 2-3 frames brood, 1-2 frames honey/pollen. All Saskatraz nucs consist of 5 deep frames (medium frame nucs available upon request). These nucs are built with young 2023 queens from splits at our Minooka apiary. The nucs are allowed to build up for a brood cycle or two to ensure the queen has been fully accepted and her brood pattern is good. For pickup at our Minooka, IL apiary.
The Saskatraz project was initiated in 2004 with the intent of establishing a genetically diverse gene pool to breed for honey production, mite tolerance and resistance to brood diseases. Breeding for mite tolerance was approached by using natural selection, without using any synthetic chemical miticides. We will have several Saskatraz families available this year. See their website for information on their breeding program and the details on the various families www.saskatraz.com
Saskatraz Nuc Strengths
- Excellent honey production
- Good wintering ability
- Selected for increased varroa tolerance and resistance to brood diseases
- Show increased hygienic behavior