Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail > 7 Air Transportation Requirements > 74 Perishable Matter: Air Transportation > 742 Live Animals
Most mailable live animals, except honeybees, are permitted to be sent via air transportation. However, the ability of the Postal Service to provide air transportation is dependent on the following:
Note: Local Postal Service personnel are not authorized to refuse the deposit of mailable live animals that are properly packaged. See 523.
Only queen honeybees are permitted to be sent in the domestic mail via air transportation (see 526.2 and Exhibit 526.21).
Mailpieces refused by an air carrier that contain live animals or other perishable matter, or are suspected to contain perishable matter, must be handled in accordance with 711.