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Deliveries of mail-order bees stung by pandemic postal delays

<p>Hold ups unfit for a queen bee have seen them arrive at their destinations bedraggled, weak or dead forcing a halt to shipments within Australia</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ng-interactive/2018/may/15/the-guardian-app?CMP=cvau_sfl">Get our free news app</a>; <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/guardian-australia-morning-mail/2014/jun/24/-sp-guardian-australias-morning-mail-subscribe-by-email?CMP=cvau_sfl">get our morning email briefing</a></li></ul><p>Precious queen bees are bundled up in travelling cages with some bee candy for the ride, and attendants to feed them.</p><p>But <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/09/signed-sealed-and-delivered-how-to-send-a-parcel-fast-amid-postal-delays-in-australia">delays in Australia Post’s delivery service</a> have seen queens turn up to their destinations bedraggled, weak – and even dead.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/13/deliveries-of-mail-order-bees-stung-by-pandemic-postal-delays">Continue reading...</a>

Hold ups unfit for a queen bee have seen them arrive at their destinations bedraggled, weak or dead forcing a halt to shipments within Australia

Precious queen bees are bundled up in travelling cages with some bee candy for the ride, and attendants to feed them.

But delays in Australia Post’s delivery service have seen queens turn up to their destinations bedraggled, weak – and even dead.

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