I think that you probably need to talk to someone local. You won't have a laying queen until sometime in mid to late August. You have some challenges. Around here at that time of the year small hives are robbed mercilessly so be prepared. You have SHB to contend with I suspect so don't give them too much room to guard.i don't have any queens so they will have to make their own, i think ill try and do it in mid July. what do ya'll think?