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Kuban beekeepers are preparing for the season of “live” parcels :: News

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World Bee Day, which is celebrated on May 20, traditionally opens the season of “live” parcels in the Kuban. This year, due to cool spring weather, the first batch of bees will travel a little later. — by the beginning of June.

The best season for sending bees by mail is the period from late spring to early autumn. In 2021, the post offices of the region accepted and sent to different regions of Russia over 300 buzzing parcels – 17% more than a year earlier. This service is especially popular among residents of Sochi, Armavir, Krasnodar, as well as Timashevsky and Ust-Labinsky districts.

Parcels with bees are sent by both private individuals and entrepreneurs. For more than 40 years, the Krasnopolyanskaya Experimental Beekeeping Station has been practicing sending bees by mail. bees travel in specially made wooden containers. Each such package has ventilation and contains several containers with bees fastened together. At the same time, each queen bee goes on a journey in a personal isolated “house” with her retinue, consisting of five to twelve worker bees. During the delivery, the bees are well fed – special sweet food is laid in the containers.

All “live” parcels are delivered by the Post with a mark on the box “Caution! Living bees. Do not turn. Do not keep in the sun. This means that at the sorting stage, such items will be separated from the total mass and will be processed separately.

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