Hi All

I am a new (as yet to be) beek, and I am starting my first TBH in SE Wisconsin. I plan to build 2 TBH of 48 inches.

I am undecided if I should order one 3# package w/queen and use the second TBH as a split later this year? Or order one 4# package with 2 queens and put half in each hive? (Carniolan's, if that matters)

What do you think? (I am trying to keep costs low, but not trying to set my hives up for failure) I just checked with the supplier, I can still order this weekend, but I gotta make up my mind quick