OHB Saskatraz Package Bees

$180.00 - $210.00

* Indicates pickup availabilty at our local facility.

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Product Details


Saskatraz from Olivarez Honey Bees (OHB) are highly valued for their unique traits and robust performance in varied conditions. Your order comes with approximately 3 lbs of bees and a young, naturally mated Saskatraz queen, all prepared to be introduced into their new hive. 

  • OHB is Certified free from Small Hive Beetle

Key Features

Saskatraz honey bees offer the following standout attributes that make them an asset to any hive:

  • High honey production
  • Solid wintering ability
  • Increased resistance to varroa and brood diseases
  • Demonstrated hygienic behavior
  • Gentle temperament 
  • No cage exchange is necessary

Check out this link to learn more about these amazing bees.

See our installation guide here to help get your new Saskatraz colony settled in.

The Saskatraz Breeding Process

Recurrent natural selection is at the heart of the Saskatraz breeding process. This approach ensures that each bee in your package has superior varroa tolerance.

These bees come from lines that maintain prosperity even under pressure, augmenting your hive’s economic viability. You’re not only welcoming bees into your hive but becoming a part of an evolutionary journey towards healthier bee populations.

Order and Shipping Details

Our bee packages are available while supplies last. The price includes shipping. For USPS shipping, packages will require pickup at your local post office.

We’ll contact you with a shipment date and provide tracking information once the bees are shipped. Cancellations are not accepted within 14 days of the bees’ estimated ship date.

Package bee orders are prepaid and are subject to a $10 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.

By purchasing, you’re agreeing to our Bee Policy.

Bee Insurance

There is always a risk when shipping live animals, so Mann Lake includes insurance with the purchase of every shipped package. Any package with 1 ½” or more of dead bees spread evenly on the bottom of the package is eligible for a refund or replacement. To file a claim, simply submit a photo of the shipping label and the package showing more than 1 ½” of dead bees on the bottom of the package when spread evenly across the bottom via our website Package Bee Help. We make every effort to ship replacements, if available, on the earliest ship date possible. If we are unable to accommodate a replacement, a refund will be issued within 7-10 business days of submission.


  • 3.00 LBS
  • Shipped packages will ship via USPS Priority Mail & will be held at local Post Office for pickup.
  • An unmarked queen will be included in live bee packages.

Guides & Resources


  • 4

    "Sassies" Review

    by Montana Hill on Feb 12, 2024

    I bought 2 packages of this breed, and was quite impressed. Being a first-time beekeeper, there were a few "mishaps." One queen died in her cage within a couple days (I didn't properly open it, so likely my fault), but I was able to find a replacement swarm/queen for the workers. The other hive was quite gentle (my boyfriend could mow in front of the hive without a suit and didn't get stung), seemed to build comb quickly, and though they did have some mites, seemed to take it well. Unfortunately, I couldn't see how well they survived the winter because they abdicated the hive in August, taking everything with them.

  • 5

    Saskatraz bees

    by Mike Deja on Feb 11, 2024

    We have had great success with these bees, they are calm not aggressive, great honey producers, and strong hives, the que We have had great success with these bees, great honey producers, very strong hives, and not aggressive

  • 5

    Saskatraz bees

    by HOLLY SIMONSON on Feb 04, 2024

    This is a great breed for northern states. They weathered the spring, summer, fall well and so far also their first winter. I will be purchasing again.

  • 5


    by Dan brakebill on Dec 26, 2023

    It don’t let the mites bouther them