PLEASE READ SHIPPING CALENDER / SCHEDULE & MONTH BEFORE ORDERING!!! Just because you pick UPS, Next Day Air for Shipping, but "line jump" (place an Order for immediate processing /NEXT DAY AIR shipping,) BUT, Disregarding the present shipping calender WILL NOT GET YOUR ORDER shipped sooner than THOSE ORDERS IN FRONT OF YOURS WHOM ARE WAITING! PLEASE RESPECT THIS POLICY! I DO NOT PRODUCE 100'S OF QUEENS AT A TIME, SO AT TIMES THERE IS A WAIT, AND WEATHER & MATING DETERMINE AVAILABILITY! SO AGAIN PLEASE READ THE ORDERING SHIPPING CALENDER and WEATHER, BEFORE PLACING THE ORDER AND THEN CALLING ME AND SCREAMING AT ME OR A RUDE OR THREATENING E MAIL DEMANDING "WHERE IS MY QUEEN ORDER?" IT WILL NOT GET YOU FASTER SERVICE, But WILL likely guarantee a visit/call by law enforcement ! THANK YOU!
Please remember when ordering, or calling, I am In Northern OHIO, only 2.5 hours from Canada, so our weather may be much colder or different from your area, and this affects breeding and shipping of orders!
IF GOING ON VACATION AND YOU HAVE AN ORDER PENDING, PLEASE CALL ME, SO I CAN HOLD YOUR ORDER UNTIL YOU RETURN SO QUEENS WILL NOT BE DEAD, WAITING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL HOME! I CANNOT KNOW EVERYONE'S SCHEDULE! SORRY
NUCS ARE SHIPPED BY USPS EXPRESS MAIL ONLY! UPS HAS CHANGED REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE IMPOSSIBLE, AS THE BEES WOULD BE IN A CLOSED CARDBOARD BOX OVER THE NUC'S WOODEN BOX AND THEY WILL DIE IN SHIPPING...NOT ENOUGH VENTILATION AS ALREADY HAPPENED TO ME! WHEN ORDERING NUCLEUS COLONIES (NUCS) YOU MUST SELECT USPS EXPRESS MAIL SHIPPING! OR THE ORDER WILL NOR PROCESS! THANK YOU!
I will try to ship all NON-LIVE (HONEY, WOODEN WARE, ETC)) items within 7 BUSINESS DAYS of Order. this may be changed due to supply availability or weather conditions in Forest, Ohio. QUEEN BEES will be shipped MONDAY or Tuesday ONLY, later shipments MAY not make the client's address due to flights, trucking, etc., and Saturday delivery may not be possible to some areas. I do not want the Queen Bees to be at a P.O. or warehouse for a weekend as it could result in their dead arrival to my Clients. Queens will be shipped on AVAILABILITY & WEATHER as soon as possible after the order is placed. Delays are possible, due to weather or conditions beyond my control or acts of God. All efforts will be made to assure prompt service! I use UPS (united Parcel Service and United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) for Queen Bees. If you select U.P.S. Next Day Air. Please be aware that there are fuel surcharges and rural delivery charges added to the regular shipping charge automatically, as clicking deliver at my home option is for picking up at my home in OHIO , not UPS delivering to your home address. However they do deliver very reliable and fast service!. I use U.P.S for shipping Queens or products or U.S.P.S if requested. UPS Company policy and the US Post office WILL NOT insure Queens. US Postal regulation ( 609 sec 4.3 k) For the Post Office Should they arrive dead or damaged within the allowed shipping times, they will not cover the cost of replacement and shipping unfortunately. (601.9.0.37) (bees) Also, as per postal regulations 114.3.1, 414.3.0 and 604.9.2.4 queen bees and live animals are EXEMPT from the express mail guarantee of next day/ 2nd day guarantee, TO PROTECT THE LIVE ANIMALS when shipping. ONLY QUEEN BEES CAN BE SHIPPED BY AIR OR EXPRESS MAIL! I ONLY USE US POSTAL SERVICE EXPRESS MAIL and UPS AIR for queen bees. We can help you file a claim against the USPS for dead/lost , but it is the problem of the shipping company as once it leaves our hands we CANNOT CONTROL how they handle the bees in shipping! However Should they arrive dead or damaged they will not cover the cost of replacement & shipping unfortunately. I DO NOT use PRIORITY MAIL for queen bees or Nucleus Colonies! as it can take 7 days or longer and queens will die and the USPS will NOT refund me or you any money, so we both lose. If you prefer another service/or private shipper I will gladly accommodate your request. All items will be shipped from Forest, Ohio USA. I appreciate your business hope to serve you many years! NUCS must be shipped by TRUCK only. USPS regulation: 601.9.3.8 536.2 If you prefer another service/shipper I will gladly accommodate your request. All items will be shipped from Forest, Ohio USA. WE HAVE NO FREE SHIPPING as it costs us to ship your order and are NOT a large company that can eat shipping costs! THANK YOU!
ALL POSTAL ORDERS SHIPPED ON MONDAYS Or TUESDAYS, EXCEPT UPS SHIPPING SERVICE
I WILL TRY MY BEST TO GET THE QUEEN BEES TO YOU ALIVE! BUT I CANNOT GUARANTEE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION! MY RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER CARE ENDS AT THE POINT YOUR QUEEN OR QUEENS ARRIVE ALIVE WITH HER ATTENDANTS!
LEAVING HER ON THE TABLE OR COUNTER, ETC. NOT WATERING HER, OR NOT INTRODUCING PROMPTLY, IS YOUR ERROR, NOT MINE! POKING A HOLE IN THE CANDY, OPENING THE OTHER CORKED END TO DIRECT RELEASE THE QUEEN, OR OTHER ACTS THAT RESULT IN THE QUEEN BEE'S DEATH, INCLUDING NON-ACCEPTANCE BY THE COLONY, ARE NOT COVERED BY MY REFUND/CREDIT POLICY. HOWEVER I WILL BE GLAD TO ADVISE YOU ON THE PROPER WAY TO INTRODUCE A NEW QUEEN TO A HIVE. THANK YOU
DEAD OR DAMAGED FREIGHT:
All merchandise is shipped F.O.B. Shipping Point ( Ada or Forest, Ohio for US Postal service). (UPS Forest, Ohio) This legal term simply means that all merchandise becomes your property as soon as we give it to the freight carrier. The freight carrier is responsible for the complete and safe delivery of your merchandise. It is your responsibility to thoroughly inspect the merchandise when it is delivered. If the freight carrier fails to deliver your merchandise in good condition, (equipment ect. and / or Queen Bees or Nucs) If applicable it is your responsibility to file a damage or loss claim with the freight carrier. There are No exceptions To this rule!
PHOTOS REQUIRED TO PROVE DAMAGED GOODS AND SIGNATURE or AFFIDAVIT FROM DELIVERY PERSON AS PROOF OF LOSS!, NOT JUST SOMEONE'S WORD!! THIS IS TO PREVENT FRAUD WHICH WILL MAKE EVERYTHING COST MORE!
REFUND POLICY: NO REFUNDS ON NUCS AFTER PACKAGE HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY US AND / OR INSTALLED into NUC BOX as we have to eat the cost since bees are already ordered and we only order a certain number each year and must pay in advance at our ordering time.
There is a $20.00 fee for Refund requests for already processed orders /and or cancelled orders that are not NUC colonies!
Due to the fact I get charged by the bank for fees for the service of offering Credit card payment service. I am SORRY I have to add the fees, but the banks add them for every transaction and take a percentage also. This adds up substantially for my small business If you still wish a refund the fee will be deducted, and a refund request will be sent to my credit card processor to be credited back to your account in the next billing cycle, by the bank's card processor, (usually a 30 day period, per their billing cycle) as this is how they bill me for charges/fees per month.
CREDIT/ORDER HOLD POLICY If you prefer a credit on your account here with me (to hold a queen or products that you ordered) for the following month up to year, This can also be done also! THIS WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND REFUND FEES AS WELL AS GET YOU PRIORITY SERVICE ON QUEENS WHEN AVAILABLE! However, the hold will be for a year and it is your responsibility to let me know when you need the held order shipped! Orders not shipped after 1 yr hold, will be forfeited! I appreciate your business and hope to serve you many years!