Bee Packages (3 LB)

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Bee Packages (3 LB)

from 160.00

A bee package includes a screen box, sugar water container, approximately 3 lbs of bees which include nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees, and drone bees. The mated queen bee will be in a queen cage. We do not ship bee packages so are for pick up only.

Italian bee traits - This is the most popular bee in North America. They use less propolis than some of the darker bees. GOOD TRAITS: Very gentle, good brood pattern, isn't so prone to swarm as much, great honey producer, light on excess propolis and makes nice looking white comb honey. A great bee for someone new to beekeeping. POOR TRAITS: Can drift between hives and not find their home. Are prone to rob other hives during a dearth. A dearth is a lull in nectar flow. $160 per package

Saskatraz bee traits - Originates from Saskatchewan Canada. GOOD TRAITS: Specifically bred to be more hygenic/resistant to mites and winter hardy. Average disposition. Good honey makers. POOR TRAITS: Produces lots of propolis and builds up so quickly that you need to stay on top of your frame management. $180 per package

Russian bee traits - Originated from the Primorski region of the Sea of Japan because it had survived mites for 150 years. It is not a species but a hybrid. GOOD TRAITS: Specifically bred to be more hygenic/resistant to mites and winter hardy. POOR TRAITS: A little more aggressive disposition. Moderate honey makers. Produces lots of propolis. Will prey on weaker hives. $170 per package

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