I'm in Memphis, TN...
Now that I have a hive vacancy (they left), I need some bees to fill it. I have 2 nucs coming to replace the two hives I lost earlier.
The nucs will be available around the first of May.
My question is - would I potentially find a swarm earlier than that, or should I order more bees?
I'd like to get the bees as soon as possible so as to give them the best start possible.
Advice? Go for a swarm, or purchase bees (if any are available at this point)?