Just got my membership renewal for the NS Beekeepers Association. Same price for dues but the cost of queens (Kona, Big Island) has gone up! :shock: Queens 1- 24 = $30 each. And this year they are coming with the added proviso that there may be a delay if SHB is found and the queens have to be recaged upon arrival. I cancelled my order last year when they found SHB. Don't know why they're allowing them in. (Well, maybe I do, too many big guys need the queens for splits.) I guess I'll limp along and make up any losses in June when I can raise my own and pass on any pollination.