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 and cross breeding for creating the hybrid included Russian, Carniolan and Buckfast.
We will have several Saskatraz bee 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 VSH bee traits, increased varroa tolerance and resistance to brood diseases
- Show increased hygienic behavior