Bees arriving on or around memorial weekend same as last year.
Package bees from the south and local raised nucs also.
I had hoped to avoid late bees this year by going with local nucs but
even they are building up slow due to the late arrival of spring.
Got into beekeeping so my apple trees would get pollinated but thats not happening again this year with my only two hives dead from winter or other causes .
One more try this year and if i can't get a hive through winter than throwing the towel in on beekeeping. Looks like expenditures for this hobby nearing 1K with about a $200 payback worth of honey from deadouts.
Slightly discouraged but not beaten yet.