Re: Shipping Queens
I received 10 northern bred queens last Wednesday that were shipped from the east coast on that Tuesday. USPS express and they arrived the next morning in Santa Fe. JZBZ cages with candy plugs. The shipper had the package clearly marked "LIVE BEES". The cages were just loose inside the cardboard envelope. The bees were some of the liveliest I have received. Bush is correct make sure you provide a correct phone number for the end customer. I always let my mail carrier know a few days in advance that I am expecting queens. The post office here always calls me first thing and holds the queens for me at the post office. I would strongly advise against any delivery by the mail carrier. The are much safer at the post office.
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