I received 2 new queens 1 week ago in cages like this. They were shipped Express Mail in a small priority mail box with holes punched at each end and then screened off for ventilation. There was a small well wetted spunge taped down on top of a square of plastic wrap to keep card board from getting to wet. The queen cages were secured down with tape and there were about 15 attendent bees with them. The queens looked great and have done great so far. There were only 3 dead attendents when I opend the box. However there were no bees inside the queen cages. I could look through the screen and see the bees feeding the queens through the cages.
Bee Happy!<br />Lori<br /><br />\"You know, You never can tell with bees\". (Winnie The Pooh)