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Offline Bush_84

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Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« on: May 02, 2013, 12:37:00 PM »
Anybody else getting them?  They are supposed to be coming any day now and I am getting anxious.  Part of me is also getting nervous that they will arrive and forget to call.  Rather unfounded fear I suspect, but it's getting late enough that my mind is racing!  Everything is ready.  Just need to make up the syrup and patties. 
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Offline nietssemaj

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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 12:53:07 PM »
When my packages came this year they were delayed a day due to .. well I don't know why they were delayed. But I made quite the pest of myself with USPS.

Make no mistake.. they won't forget to call you. When my bees arrived the next day they called me at 7:00am to let me know I could pick them up. Postal employee even told me to call his cell when I got there if they weren't open yet. They were very earger to get them out of the post office.

Offline Bush_84

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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 01:18:27 PM »
They are pickup only.  They come in on a semi load and they call you to come get them. 
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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 10:00:12 PM »
I'm sure everything will be fine. I was the same way with mine as the day drew near. I had to pick mine up from the beek directly but I was still scared he would't call or would run out. But all my fears were unfounded.

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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 10:15:43 PM »
Kinda like waiting for the ketchup to come out of thee bottle isn't it?  :-D  Hope you get a set date soon.

Offline Bush_84

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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 09:34:53 AM »
The other issue is that I took time off in anticipation.  They gave me a two week window for when they generally come.  I go back to work on the 7th.  I work 12 hour shifts.  So if they don't come by the 6th I will be in a bit of a spot.  Keeping my fingers crossed for this weekend. 
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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
Don't sweat it, the bees will only need you long enough to shake the package,install the queen and add feed. They can take it from there.

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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 09:55:06 AM »
I have bought from Mann lake and they will call. Figured they would be in by now. Harold

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Re: Minnesota Mann Lake Packages
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 11:16:12 AM »
I have bought from Mann lake and they will call. Figured they would be in by now. Harold

I just received a call.  They will be ready for pickup may 11th.  They will also be 2 lb packages instead of 3 lb packages.  They are decreasing the cost as a result, but this was very disappointing to hear. 
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