:shock::lol:Following is an email snip from our local supplier (PMTC). I don't know whether to laugh or be upset at folks irresponsibility and ignorance. Cheer up, newbees; for all our mistakes, if you are reading this board you will not be making these: "I cannot stress to you all how important it is for you to read and follow the hiving installation instructions!! Here are just a few of the calls weâ€™ve received this week from our customers: â€¢Upon arrival, I took the Queen out of her cage to look at her. She stung me and flew away. â€¢I was busy and did not install my bees the day they arrived. I didnâ€™t want them in the house overnight, so I put them in my bass boat outside for the night. The next morning they were all dead, as the temperature fell below freezing. â€¢I put both of my packages into my one hive and turned both Queens loose at the same time. â€¢I was not home when my bees arrived. my wife put them in a sealed plastic bag as she was afraid of them. They were mostly dead by the time I got home. â€¢The spray container I used to spray some sugar water on the bees had been used for spraying insecticides before. This killed my bees...I did not know they were that sensitive to insect poisons. Clearly, not everyone is properly installing their hives. You are making a significant investment buying bees and equipment...and we want you to be successful. Once the hive are delivered, we are no longer responsible for them. Our Hiving Installation Instructions are the only way we can help to ensure your bees make a successful transition to your hive. BTW, Pigeon Mountain says they can still fill orders for May and June. With customers like these, they'll be going fast.