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Post Office to stop shipping bees!!!

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  • Rich WD6ESZ
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 18 3:19 PM
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      > This message came to us from Tom and Suki Glenn, of Glenn Apiaires,
      from
      > Fallbrook, CA. They have been in the queen production business long
      > enough to have earned their stripes. They are the sole producers of the
      > USDA SMT queens as breeder stock. If you rely on queens and packages
      > arriving by any of these methods from the post office, you need to react
      > to this announcement. Thanks to Glenn Apiaries for sending this along.
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      >
      > Post Office Quits Bees?
      >
      > Here's another blow to agriculture.
      > As of August 27, 2001, the Post Office is going to use FedEX to be the
      > carrier of all air mail. This means no live insects, birds, or
      > reptiles
      > can be shipped with the post office. It affects First class, Priority,
      > and
      > Express mail.
      > The Post Office does not have an alternate carrier lined up. After a
      > hundred
      > years of the bee industry depending on the post office, it seems unfair
      > to
      > drop us like this without warning.
      >
      > If we make a big enough protest we may be able to make a change in this
      > policy. We should at least let our concerns be known.
      >
      > It's time to write those letters to our representatives and contact
      > everyone
      > you know who will be affected to do the same.
      >
      > You can make a direct complaint to the Post Office at www.usps.com and
      > send
      > an email through "contact us" on their website.
      >
      > Glenn Apiaries
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