where are you getting your information?I work for the Postal Service and have not heard anything about us not offering shipment by air for live bees. I will dig into this and find out for sure. Hopefully, someone has been misquoted and misunderstood about this. Let us not go jumping to conclusions before we have all the facts.
I received a package of bees on April 2 shipped Priority Mail, so we still offered air service at that time.
It's true that Fed-ex flies all of our Priority (2-3) day and Express (over night) mail. But I have not heard a word about them not flying bees. Again I intend to check into this first thing Monday morning.
Parcel service, which is by truck, usually takes from 5-7 days for a shipment across the US. Whether or not that is a good idea i'm not sure since I am new to beekeeping.