I ordered two packages of bees from Pidgeon Mountain and they were shipped yesterday by UPS Next Day Air. Apparently UPS placed them in a non-breathable container and the entire shipment died. They are sitting at the UPS facility in Kentucky.
Pidgeon Mountain is out of bees, so if anyone knows of some Nucs available, I am still trying to buy 2.
First my supplier in Iowa raises their price from $80 for 3 lbs and a queen to $100 for 2 lbs and a queen, and now my other packages die. I guess I am not supposed to expand this year!