Yes. With extreme temperatures, there is a very high likelihood of risk to your queens in transit. While the UPS trucks are making deliveries, the cargo areas can become extremely hot in the daytime sun and the bees may overheat and perish.
You can still order queens during times of high temperatures. Here is what you can do: Take advantage of Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee, and ship your order to your nearest UPS Customer Center. You can find your center’s address by visiting UPS.com.
Without taking advantage of Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee, you risk not only losing the queens, but also the costs of the queens plus shipping, because neither UPS nor Wildflower Meadows insures your shipment.
If you wish to change the ship-to address on an order that you have already placed, but has not yet shipped, please contact Wildflower Meadows by email with your request. Please be sure to include your order number and the address of the UPS Customer Center that you wish to use within your contact request.
Once your order has been shipped, and you have received a UPS Next Day Air tracking number, you can contact UPS My Choice, which allows you to reroute, reschedule, or authorize a shipment release for your delivery. UPS My Choice is free, and very easy to manage.