Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.
If you don't want to travel to keep your bees and not want to dilute the survivor stock then
use a chain saw to make a hole big enough to reach in to get some larvae for your graft. This
way you can have some survivor queens to head your New Zealand package bees too. It is a little
bit of work but can be done. Seal the hole back after you are done and every year you will have some
survivor stock to propagate from.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?