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Saskatraz and Italian Packages and Nucs 2022

Italian/Carniolan hybrids are the strain most beekeepers own and beekeeping suppliers sell. They build up well in the Spring and are generally gentle and good honey producers.

Saskatraz is a new strain being developed in Canada with the aim to generate a more mite tolerant and northern winter hardy race which are gentle and very good honey producers. (see the saskatraz project) On the whole they show improved mite resistance but are not the finished article and like Italians will require mite monitoring and treatment where appropriate. They do show excellent winter hardiness, are gentle and great honey producers. I have changed over the majority of my yards to these bees. My saskatraz queens queens have been open mated in CA. In my opinion this degree of hybridization adds to their vigor.

Packaged bees and nucs, BOTH available with Maine lineage, Italian/Carniolan hybrid or Saskatraz queens. Package pick-up in early May, Nucs available from early mid May through July.

3lb packages with Maine lineage Italian/Carniolan hybrid queens $147,

3lb packages with Saskatraz queens $187,

5 frame nucs with Maine lineage Italian/Carniolan hybrid queens $197,

5 frame nucs with Sakatraz queens $227.

Order now by sending full payment with order and please include your contact phone and/or email to

Bee Whisperer, 236 Main Road South, Hampden ME 04444

Equipment available more being added all the time.

Order form                                          March 2022

                                 Order form                                                Aug2022

number item   Unit$ Total $
  Telescopic Cover   36.00  
  Inner Cover                             Standard  Wood 19.00                 foil bubble wrap 4.00      
  Deep (brood) Super   31.00  
  Deep Frames (10)   21.00  
  Deep Foundation (10)                 wired wax                                 plastic   23.00  
  Black plastic frame with foundation (10)   49.00  
  Slatted rack   31.00  
  Bottom Board                              screened 32.00                        solid 28.00      
  Hive stand   27.00  
  Rim for winter feeding   8.00  
  Queen Excluder                           plastic 10.00                              metal 13.00      
  Double screen Boards              for two nucs   33.00                  snelgrove board 29.00      
  Medium (Honey) Super   24.00  
  Medium Frames (10)   20.00  
  Medium Foundation (10)            wired wax                            plastic    17.00  
  Assembled and Painted medium super with wax coated plastic frames and foundation   65.00  
  Shallow Super   22.00  
  Shallow Frames (10)   20.00  
  Shallow Foundation                        wired wax                     plastic                    comb honey   16.00  
  Escape board   28.00  
  Brush   10.00  
  Hive Tool                            crow bar style   9.00              J Hook style   12.00      
  Smoker   39.00  
  Frame grip   12.00  
  Feeders          Plastic entrance feeder  8.00          Hive top  22.00     one gallon bucket 10.00      
         
  Bee Cozy                                     Double  37.00              Single  31.00                
  Winter covers                               Homasoate   9.00        Insulation  7.00        
  First Lessons in Beekeeping   16.00  
  Pollen trap   20.00  
  Veil   24.00  
  Helmet   16.00  
  Veil Jacket Combo                                      S           M           L           XL        XXL        XXXL   89.00  
  Bee suit with fencing veil                            S           M           L           XL       XXL        XXXL   119.00  
  Ventilated gloves        XXS         XS           S           M           L           XL       XXL   22.00  
  Starter Kit Unassembled (Telescopic & inner covers, 2  deep supers, frames, foundation, screened bottom board, smoker, hive tool, gloves, veil, helmet, entrance feeder )   334.00

 

 
  Add on Kit Unassembled (2 medium supers, frames, foundation, queen excluder, escape board)   158.00  
  Basic hive Unassembled (Telescopic cover, inner cover, 1 deep super, frames, foundation and screened bottom board.)   159.00  
  Assembled and Painted hive WITH BEES & QUEEN installed  (2 deeps, with frames & found., Inner & Outer Covers, Bottom Board) available in June   567.00  
  Hop Guard III    5 treatments (10 strips)   50.00  
   Formic Pro      MAQS     (contains 2 strips suitable for one large hive)   12.00  
  Oxalic acid    API Bio-Oxal  35g   15.00  
  Oxalic acid Vaporizer                             Wand  99.00            Sublimator  270.00      
  Organic vapor mask   34.00  
  Drone frame   7.00  
  Varroa check mite        mite testing kit   24.00  
  3lb Package Bees with Queen             Italian  154             Saskatraz  194      
  Five Frame Nuc                                     Italian 209               Saskatraz  239      
  Saskatraz Queen   54.00  
  Feeds               Winter patties  5.00            Pollen Patties  7.00             Pollen Substitute 5.00      
  Uncapping               heated 139.00            unheated  29.00           capping scratcher 7.00      
  Plastic honey sieve for 5 gallon bucket    22.00  
  Gate valve for honey bucket   20.00  
  Sub total      
  Sales tax at 5.5%      
  Total      

Checks payable to: Peter Cowin, 236 Main Road South, Hampden, ME 04444   207 299 6948

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Checks payable to: Peter Cowin, 236 Main Road South, Hampden, ME 04444   207 299 6948

Your name___________________________________________phone_______________________________________________

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