Not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this, but I am looking for a good place to buy carniolan queens to breed from next year.

They are a Minnesota company. I don't believe they make their own queens. I believe they import them from California, but I honestly don't care as long as they are good queens. So I have a few questions.

1. Does anybody have experience with this company?

2. Am I correct in assuming that a local company will save me money in shipping? They are in the same state, but a little to far for me to pick up. So the queens will still have to be shipped.

3. Any other experiences with Minnesota based companies? I wish Mann lake sold queens. I could easily drive there to pick up queens.