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PLEASE READ POSTAL SHIPPING PROBLEMS AND UPS SHIPPING AND "NEXT DAY AIR" Policy AS WELL AS, QUEEN ARRIVAL/INTRODUCTION, AND REFUND POLICIES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS! NO EXCEPTIONS! Our Terms and conditions MUST be checked and AGREED to, or your order will NOT process! THIS IS A CONTRACT! So please read FIRST before ordering! Thank you!
Text ALL QUEEN BEES WE SELL ARE AUTOMATICALLY MARKED FREE! WE DO NOT EVER NOR EVER WILL, CHARGE A RIDICULOUS " Queen Marking Fee" FOR QUEEN BEES that takes 10 seconds to do! It Is LIKE ATM FEES, BAGGAGE FEES. etc., NEVER NECESSARY!
WELCOME TO MIKES BEES AND HONEY!
WELCOME to Mikes Bees and Honey! The Home of Quality Queen Bees! Russian, Italian, Cordovan, Carniolan, Minnesota Hygienic, and Breeder Queens, Instrumentally Inseminated Queen Bees! I offer Custom Insemination services, Nucleus Colonies, 4 frame Nucs, Fresh Drone Semen, Pure Honey, Beeswax Bars, Observation Hives and Hardwood Bee Equipment, Honeybee removal services. I emphasize Quality over quantity and non use of chemicals in the bee hives as this I believe is NOT good for the bees or us. I am in Northern Ohio, about 2 hours from the Canadian border. My Queen Bees are NOT MASS PRODUCED and "culls" are destroyed as they would not be good producers. Genetic selection and Instrumental Insemination are the basis for my Queens and they are raised from the gentlest hives that are mite resistant and winter hardy and outstanding producers!
New Bee Customer in my Apiary!
July 2, 2020 UPDATE:
WE ARE DELAYING SHIPPING AS TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE MID 90's and QUEEN BEES ARE DYING IN SHIPPING! AS SOON AS IT IS A BIT COOLER WE WILL SHIP PROMPTLY!
Temperatures that ABOVE 90 F OUTSIDE AIR temperature are nearly 140 Degrees or higher in The closed and NO A/C trucks of the shipping companies are causing them to die and literally cook in Shipping! NO Different than locking your child or pet in a Closed car when it is excessive heat! THEY ARE LIVING CREATURES! We don't want you to receive dead Queen Bees!
IF YOU DEMAND WE SHIP YOUR ORDER AND THE QUEENS ARRIVE DEAD, DUE TO THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT, IT IS AT YOUR RISK! WE WILL NOT REFUND FOR YOUR INSISTENCE TO SHIP WHILE THIS HEATWAVE IS ONGOING, SHOULD THE QUEENS ARRIVE DEAD!
OLDEST ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED FIRST! NO LINE JUMPING to get ahead of older orders that have been waiting patiently! PLEASE! TO! Thank you for your patience!
TAKING ORDERS FOR MID AUGUST 2020 QUEEN BEES
NUCS ARE SOLD OUT! SORRY! No More until 2021.
EVERYONE, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TO AVOID SPREAD OF THIS HORRIBLE COVID 19 Virus!
Queen bees are 1 Queen Bee and 6 to 8 worker bees in the small 3 hole introduction cage.
THEY ARE NOT for starting a colony! You Need to buy Package bees or a Nucleus colony!
Please remember when ordering, I am In Northern OHIO, only 2 hours from Canada, so our weather may be much colder or different from your area, and this affects breeding and shipping of orders! PLEASE CHECK THE Weather Link on my page here to see the weather here at my home in Forest, Ohio!
I AM HONORED FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND THANK YOU!
NO ORDERS OVER 5 Queens at a time in any variety or combination!
5 only Please!
HIVE FRESH HONEY NOW AVAILABLE IN SIZES UP TO 1 GALLON! HONEY IS NOW SHIPPED VIA UPS GROUND ONLY. POST OFFICE 2019 CHANGES/CHARGES HIGHER THAN UPS GROUND!
NO UNPAID ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED! NO ORDERS ARE EVER TAKEN OVER THE PHONE! Orders are Only processed through the website and Card processor banks to protect customer security and ours!
Due to the nature and Unpredictability of weather and conditions beyond My control as weather conditions will affect mating and shipping of the Queen bees! I want to make sure the queens delivered are highest quality, laying Queens for your bees! I hope to serve YOU, my customers for many years!
If the temperature is in the 90's or 40's here in Forest, Ohio I will delay shipping, to protect the Queen Bees! The Queens WILL DIE in shipping as closed trucks to airports, or other. The queens have no ventilation, air conditioning and or heat in a closed truck etc. and the poor Queen Bees will cook or freeze! Please understand me this is to protect the Bees and your purchase money! I thank you all for your business! Sincerely, Michael
The bee hive fresh, raw, pure honey I sell here is fresh and naturally produced without chemicals. I also have bee removal services available both for swarms and removal from buildings and also have available hand built Observation hives and quality beekeeping equipment, made from walnut, cherry and oak wood and other hardwoods ! Even the frames are also of the same type of wood as the hive ordered! I again thank you for stopping by my site and looking at my products where I emphasize Quality over quantity! Sincerely Michael!
Note: All prices in US Dollars
WE NO LONGER SHIP QUEEN BEES BY PRIORITY MAIL, AS IT CAN TAKE UP TO 7 DAYS AND DEAD QUEENS ARE NOT COVERED NOR POSTAGE FOR DEAD/LATE ARRIVAL WE ONLY SHIP EXPRESS MAIL OR UPS AIR! I AM SORRY BUT IT PROTECTS THE QUEENS FROM DYING IN SHIPPING!
THE US POSTAL SERVICE HAS ADDED A "Special Handling fee" for lives. approximately $10.00 for (Queen Bees ) I am sorry, But I have had to add this cost to shipping fees.
ALSO, DUE TO 2019 CHANGES IN US POSTAL OFFICE SHIPPING. ALL HONEY ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED VIA UPS GROUND. CALCULATOR /WEIGHT AND SHIPPING CHARGES NOT WORKING correct , BUT 1 gallon of honey ships at $12.00 Flat Rate US Postal service Big Box
NUC COLONIES WILL NO LONGER SHIPPED BY USPS MAIL FOR 2019 ORDERS! PICK UP ONLY! NO UPS OR POSTAL AIR SERVICE FOR NUCS IS AVAILABLE DUE TO RESTRICTIONS ON LIVE BEES/NUCLEUS COLONIES