I just started this year late. Got a package 6 weeks ago, a nuc 4 weeks ago and a swarm a week ago. Two days ago I installed a swarm that was in a neighbors front yard about 4 feet off the ground in a small bush, she is all excited to be a new bee keeper. I think I've got dumb luck because I swear I've gotten the best bees around. It has all been great and I think these little creatures are so wonderful! Some times I think we the humans should learn to act more like these wonderful bees!