Please indicate your preferred pick up date in the 'Notes' section of your order. We will confirm by phone or email when you order is ready for pick up. There is no refund if the bees are not picked up as scheduled. For years, BeeWeaver has shipped 10-12 bees at a time to customers who use the bees for apitherapy, art, and more. Demand has slowly increased with time so we felt we should add this product to our website. We ship worker bees in the same 3-hole wooden queen cages that we use for most of our queen shipments. We can ship our mini bee pacs most of the year, but during extreme heat and cold it is best not to ship. BeeWeaver does not guarantee any benefit from using bee stings to help with health and vitality, but we hope those seeking help from bees find it.