I ordered a new hive two weeks ago, ready for possible swarms... and it has not arrived. The excuse?
"Thank you for your order. This is an assembled hive and this department is
extremely busy. It should be despatched in two or three days."
Curious how they focus on their issues rather than their customers' requests. "Sorry" would have helped.
Of course the moral of this story is... order your hives in good time.