Saskatraz Package Bees

$150.00

Saskatraz package bees with mated and laying Saskatraz queen, 3 pound package.  For pickup at our Minooka, IL apiary – no shipping.  Anticipated 2022 pickup dates are selectable below. These dates will depend on weather and availability. An email will be sent out about a week prior to the pickup date to confirm the date as well as to provide pickup day details.

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Saskatraz package bees for sale with mated and laying Saskatraz Queen, 3 pound package.  For pickup at our Minooka, IL apiary – no shipping.

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.  The original selection process for creating the hybrid included Russian, Carniolan and Buckfast.

We will have several Saskatraz families available this year.   See the Saskatraz website for information on their breeding program and the details on the various families www.saskatraz.com

 

Saskatraz Package Bees Strengths

  • Excellent honey production
  • Good wintering ability
  • Selected for increased varroa tolerance and resistance to brood diseases
  • Show increased hygienic behavior