Saskatraz queen: mated and marked laying queen in 3-hole cage with queen candy and attendants.
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.
Excellent honey production
Good wintering ability
Selected for increased varroa tolerance and resistance to brood diseases
Show increased hygienic behavior