Queens are now and always have been shipped from this area without issue.[/QUOTE said:I understand your protection of you area and yes my experience is limited to 3 times, 7 years of research and making mistakes. This time after retiring I now have the time to devote to them that is necessary. I will still make mistakes of which I am sure. But one of them will not be to buy bees/queens from an AHB area. I really appreciate the effort and reseach that is being done by folks in your area. Maybe it will help those of us far enough North right now that when they get here we will know how to control them. I do believe that they will adapt to our climate sooner rather than later. I wish all of you nothing but the best of luck. And yes I know about BWeaver and his brother RWeaver and other breeders in AHB areas of the country. Is that why BWeaver guarentees replacement bees if the ones you get from him are aggressive.