yes, wait for a bit warmer weather with drones around. You might set up a hive as a drone hive as well by adding a frame of drone comb or drone foundation to it to make sure you have good drone population in the area. Timing for drone population of correct aged drones is important as well. set the drone comb in a crowded hive a couple weeks before you start your queen rearing operation will help insure proper aged drones in the area when queens are ready for mating flights.
I've been keeping a few hives for the past 20-25 years, and no longer treatment free as I got tired of the losses.