I ordered two VHS queens from Florida Queen Bees & Honey due to one hive being queenless, and another one that might have been. They were shipped promptly and what was very nice was that they were in a battery box with additional attendants and food. I installed the one queen in the queenless hive, found that the second hive did have a queen, and then the rainy cold weather came. I'm installing her in another hive that I off'd the queen today due to poor mite control and no honey this year. I would have been very worried about keeping the queen in the house for this much time, if it were not for the shipping method. Thanks. If they are good performers in the spring, I'll be ordering from them again. Excellent service.