Jeff Maddox of 417Bees.com and Jeremy Toth have 3 varieties of Bees for sale.
The three Nuc options for the 2019 season include Local Feral Survivor Stock, VSH Carniolan Nucs and Saskatraz Queens / Nucs.
I got my first experience with the damage a mouse can cause on a colony of bees this year, It was a lesson I won't soon forget! A local beekeeper passed away recently and the family asked Jeff to sell off his excess equipment and remove a couple remaining hives of bees that had not been touched since last October. First the bees were relocated because family members said they were allergic. Second we were very busy with packages, nucs, removals and swarms. Inspection of those hives would have to wait.
A fresh article about splitting winter bees and the mistakes of doing it too early
One of the best ways to increase your apiary/number of hives is to make splits in the spring when the bees are naturally making increase and preparing to swarm. In other words, take advantage of their natural inclination to swarm and channel that energy into producing splits. Turning lemons into lemonade!