3 Queen minimum to ship. Price includes shipping. Orders ship out in the order they are received. We will start shipping queens as soon as mother nature is agreeable. Queens are also available for local pickup in here in Zanesville, OH. Select between local pick up or ship. We guarantee to deliver healthy, laying queens to the shipping carrier. While we make every effort possible to ensure live delivery, we are not responsible for loss as a result of shipping. In the unlikely event that a loss occurs, it is the recipients responsibility to file a claim with the carrier for a refund.