Originally Posted by happyhensny
A friend and I are planning on going to the seminar. I am hoping to find someone with bees locally that I could pick up.
We'd love a nuc colony, but realistically we'll probably end up with package bees. Unfortunately, Betterbee isn't doing packages this year, as, according to their blog, their supplier hasn't had very good quality over the past few years. There's a big supplier in Pennsylvania who has Italians as well as a couple of hybrids and who ships. I think I'm going to end up using them, as that isn't too terribly far from us.
I do have an email in to one of the big local beekeepers who is listed on several sites as having overwintered and spring nucs available occasionally. If he's doing nucs this year, I'll let you know!
Now I really want to go to the seminar. I'll have to see if I can do a little bit of horse trading with my partners to try to get the day off.