My bees came from Walter Kelly too. Shipped Saturday arrived monday morning, with maybe 20 dead bees. Openned syrup and had 3/4 can. I don't think they had been in there long. Mine did have a georgia dept of ag. sticker. I don't know if kelly raises their's on site or has them shipped in. And it had a priority mail shippnig label on the box. Of course they say they deliver their's by truck to a big mail hub, Louisville I think, and they leave our from there. Kelly's also give you instructions on what to do if your bees arrive dead.