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Can sealed brood be shipped? I was just wondering if it would survive the rough handling of the post office or ups?? Thank You. Tom
 

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Good point Dave thank you. Just trying to figure a way to save the one hive that killed their queen. Tom
 

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Queen cells are shipped all the time. It is important to maintain the temperature and humidy, so it may not be worth it for brood. Queen cells are shipped in portable incubators.
 

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Capped brood is kept at a certain warm temperature by the nurse bees. Just like incubating bird eggs.
 

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Nucs are shipped all of the time, just have to have plenty of ventilation and enough bees to cover the brood. 'The bees covering the brood will regulate the temperature and feed them. Just my opinion but I would not ship bees in this hot weather.
 

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There might also be laws in your area concerning shipping any live bees.
You can't ship sealed brood frames without nurse bees to keep them warm. So basically you'd be talking about shipping something similar to a nuc, either with or without a queen.
 
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