H T Krantz looked like they were a very good supplier of Queens after some research on line.
What a surprise. I ordered 8 Queens on November 23 2017, in 2 different orders, with a delivery date of April 30 2018.
I received a receipt for the first order but not the 2nd.
I did have my pay pal receipt's.
I sent them a email March 22 asking about the second receipt with no reply.
April 3 I received an email from Krantz that the April 30 Queens are delayed do to weather, that I understand as I am from Lancaster Pa. area.
I replied back and asked about my receipt again even gave them a copy of the pay pal receipt.
I was wanting to confirm how many Queens I would be getting? 4 or 8.
Here is what I received back.
HT Krantz Honey Co <[email protected]>
Ill have to look it up when i get back to my office. The last 2 weeks in March were on the road with little to no access to email.
Sent from my iPhone
After no reply I asked again for the receipt on April 14, I finely got my confirmed receipt on April 19.
They had just completed there first grafts.
I thanked him and wished them luck with the weather.
On May 1st I asked about a rough delivery date, and how the Queen rearing was going as mine was way behind also and did not want to run short of capped brood for 8 nucs at one time.
His reply was, Looking like 2 weeks.
Yesterday at 11:00 our mail lady calls the house that I have bees at the post office.
I checked my emails on my phone and no calls, email or text from H T Krantz at all?
My wife and I were 70 miles away for a Mothers day weekend.
Our Daughter was home and had to drive 25 miles and just made it to the Post Office a few minuets before it closed.
I had just set up a strong cell starter/finisher hive on Thursday and was wondering where I was going to get 16 + frames for these nucs.
I have honey and pollen frames ready in the freezer but need 2 days for them to thaw.
We CANCELED our weekend and headed home all the while thinking what hives I can get some brood from so fast.
I finally unloaded 8 so so nucs at 8:00 last night working in 90* temps.
I let them sit over night and added the Queens this morning.
The Queens were still alive but most of the attendants were dead when I opened the if it fits it ships envelope.
I gave each cage a drop of honey and a drop of water 3 times before I went to bed last night and all 8 Queens were still alive.
I hope The Queens are better performers than H T Krantz is.
Sorry for the long rant but they sure messed up a lot of things for me on this order.
Including a unhappy wife.