I'm a third year beek ready to do some splits. My question is that is it ok to purchase breeder queens if I'm willing to pay the price to do a couple splits? Assuming that I may start queen rearing next year or the following year. My assumption is that the breeder queens will make good production queens. Or, am I asking for problems in that they may be more apt to swarm and supercede? I know for the price I could buy production queens a heck of a lot cheaper but my thoughts are at this stage of my operation I could introduce some good stock early on for later queen production if I choose and have the best of both worlds in between.