Once again, I thought I had it all planned out but along came Coronavirus. I ordered a couple of nucs ages ago from a regional beekeeper. Two hundred mile drive but in my part of West Texas, that is somewhat between going to the grocery store and going to see the grandkids. Along came Mr. CV and counties around me are locking down plus my beekeeper has gone dark. Nuc party for 2020 for us not going to happen so that leaves packages. Pretty much the same problem. The only packages that I have found that can be ordered at this late date are definitely not "local" bees. California bees, Georgia bees, wherever bees...definite not local to West Texas. I know from my reading that it makes a difference but how much difference? I'm sure this post will get a few "I never use packages" but plan A and plan B
West Coast package or a package of bees from the Southeast?. Which would be a better choice for my hot and dry area?