No issue with the shipper they were very nice. I brought them a quart of organic strawberries from my garden, and enjoyed meeting with them.
If you introduce a queen to a new hive with attendants from another hive the attendants tend to fight with the bees from the new hive. A lot of people release the attandants before introducing the queen which was my plan. The shipper is with in one day first class mail, and figured they were saving me from having to release the attendants. The shipper has sent bees in the mail thousands of times so I figured what the heck. Thursday last week for some reason my shippment, and another shipment got snarled up over .12 cents.
I hear what you are saying though. I do not blame the shipper. I put it down to bleep happens, and wanted to share my experience so that this doesn't happen to others here on the board.