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.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed. I treat, but have not perfected varroa management yet.