Post Office to stop shipping bees!!!
> 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
> can be shipped with the post office. It affects First class, Priority,
> Express mail.
> The Post Office does not have an alternate carrier lined up. After a
> years of the bee industry depending on the post office, it seems unfair
> 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
> 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
> an email through "contact us" on their website.
> Glenn Apiaries