Several of us hobbyist beekeepers in central NC put together a group order of 44 queens with Mike Haney at RidgeTop Apiaries in TN. VSH and Pol-line VSH. Mike was great to work with. Kept us up to date as he dealt with a cold and wet spring that delayed queen breeding. Price is very reasonable. Marking or clipping is done at no charge. He ships by USPS overnight. I was a bit unsure about this at first, but it allowed me to let my local PO know that the package was going to arrive. I was able to pick up package at PO right after it arrived instead of waiting on it to ride around the county to be delivered. Mike cuts a thick piece of card board the exact size of the inside of the shipping box and glues the cages to that cardboard and glues the cardboard into the shipping box. Cuts and screens vents into the shipping box. All 44 showed up safe and sound. I will try to post again in a few weeks with info on short term survival and take.