Before purchasing fall queens I did some reading on sources for buckfast queens. I got a lot of hits on Google for R Weaver Apriaries. Reading their website it sounded like they were a reputable company that produced quality queens. I was so, wrong, pretty website, that about it.
I went ahead and purchase 3 buckfast queens form them, they told me it would take 2 weeks to get the queens, I waited patiently for them to be shipped. A rep that I had an email conversation with said that they would shipped on a Monday but they could not provide me with a tracking number, I thought that was strange since I paid for overnight shipping.
So I waited around all day waiting for the queens, when they arrived they looked bad. Shipping was hard on them. I emailed the company letting them know that they had came in looking bad and they never responded. I went ahead and introduced the queens to the hives and came back a few days later and all the queens were gone. I gathered they had died and the workers took them out.
I contacted R Weaver Company again to let them know and they told me tuff luck, they only guarantee live arrival not healthy queens. So I am out $75.00 plus shipping. The reason for this post is to warn would be buyers of this company. Poor customer service and even poorer queens, they will never get another dime from me.