So... I've been reading for a good long time and was hoping to acquire some bees next spring. However, my dad recently told me he was planting a pretty good sized strawberry patch. And I said "You'll need bees!" with a bit of glee.
But I was thinking lately, strawberries bloom pretty early in the spring, but I can't seem to find out exactly when. Will it be difficult to get new bees and have them doing any good at all by the time the bloom hits?
I'm considering trying to locate a nuc or hive right now and trying to build it up for the winter so it's ready for spring... does that sound reasonable? I'm not even sure where to buy a nuc in my dad's area (around Bluffton, IN).