This listing is for 25 dead honeybee specimens. These honeybees are collected by a friend for me who has hives on his property. They routinely die and fall to the edges of his hive boxes. They are then stored in the freezer from that point until we ship them. They are inspected for good condition, though antennae will sometimes break off in shipping and we do not guarantee antennae to arrive intact for this reason (we do send a few extras to help cover losses). Honeybees dry out rather quickly and that in combination with their being frozen, and their generally hard bodies (exoskeleton) allows them to retain an appearance almost exactly as it was in life, and just like you see in well-preserved insects collection that are hundreds of years old. Yes, they might retain a life-like appearance beyond the life of the paint or other materials you might use along with them in a painting or other work of art.
These ship in small deli cups, carefully layered between paper towels. The deli cup is then overpacked with more cushioning material and overboxed (cardboard) for shipping. I have two decades of shipping experience with my own insect related products. I also worked at UPS for 19 years, including 3 years as a damage clerk. I got this!
Specimens ship by USPS Priority Mail--typically a 2 to 3 day service to US ZIP Codes.
Thank you so much! I am a photographer and needed bees for prop, these were incredible! Thank you!
Jan 26, 2018 by olivia
Lovely Bees, came fast and on time. they where all in perfect condition.