I generally hate the post office because they generally under-staff their post offices, are expensive, and they lie about shipping times. In this case, these bees from 300 miles away shipped priority mail were in travel for a longer duration than my nuc's sent parcel post to Memphis. Liars. In any case, the royalty arrived healthy and in those cages I love. I have homes for four of them today, and will be packaging up four more nucs tomorrow so they will be well used. AND...I have been using my queen rearing system to breed some Long Lane Honeybee Farm genetics, and now may switch to these girls for some self-bred queens.
Stay tuned as we update our queen rearing system video. I think we are dialing success into the process.