Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are currently not sure if or when queens will come back into stock for summer 2020.
Continue to watch for future dates for queens. Shipping subject to heat and rain. Flexibility required. :-)
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We will have them every week throughout the summer! Every week queens will go on sale on Sunday.
All queens are shipped overnight to reduce shipping stress on queens. Same shipping price for 1 - 4 queens. We no longer ship USPS. We strongly discourage shipping queens to the West coast area, because of the heat, and greatly encourage everyone else to pick up queens if possible.
Note: Rain can delay queens up to a day or so, you must be able to be flexible. We will do everything we can to alert you when we must delay shipping because of the weather. Please understand this is part of dealing with livestock and be prepared for it.
Beekeepers are finding it hard to locate queens but my dream team has come through for you. We have queens! These are northern queens raised in Central and Northern Illinois from strong colonies. All queens are raised from hives that been inspected and comply with all rules and regulations of the Illinois State Apiary Department. We do not focus on race but rather, good genetics. They are marked green for 2020 and should be easy to find during your inspections, however, worker bees have been known to scratch off the paint.
We have queens available for pick up or shipping. For pick up, call us at 217-427-2678 (we are here most days during the day. Just keep trying if you don't get us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is for 1 mated and marked queen. If you need more than one, please select the specific product for the number you need. If you need "1" select "1" from the list, if you need "4", select"4" --do not select "1" multiple times, because that adds individual shipping on each time.
Queen Shipping Delivery Information
Make sure you do need a queen, because the last date to cancel a queen order is the Friday before the Monday shipping. 10% restock fees for cancellations within 48 hours of shipping.