I will be splitting some colonies this spring . I found a local commercial keep about 25 mile away that sells Minnesota Hygienic Queens. I rather not do a mail order. Any experience out there with this strain. Are they good honey producers or do they spend to much time cleaning? Winter hardy? well tempered? I guess every strain is winter hardy. I saw a video one time for bees to make it up north they must be a northern bred bee. Funny how My California Italians packages are doing fine in a much colder climate than where this bee expert is.