This past year was my 5th year beekeeping & I lost my colonies to waxmoths. I am essentially starting over new. I removed all the frames and burned them - leaving just the empty hive bodies out all winter and the weeks of sub zero temps should kill everything and anything around. Will install new frames & foundation when bees arrive.
I had great success my years prior to this one - and this will be the first time I've had to buy bees in several years.
I live in Western PA. Should I get packages that will arrive in early April, or order Nucs that will arrive late May/Early June? I know Nucs will take off way faster - that said, late May/early June seems a little late to me.
I appreciate the feedback!