I am 60 miles west of Ruth and echo her thoughts on this. $90 for the nuc and another $10 in sugar for winter feed and you will have a 10 frame double deep bursting with bees by the end of April for half the price of an overwintered nuc purchased in the spring. The risk is minimal if you practice good beekeeping.$90 is the price of a package of bees in spring, so if you are not a newbee, but know how to take care of bees to get them through winter, I'd go for it. Here in coastal VA, I can usually get 5 frame deeps through our mild winter, as long as I keep tabs on the food stores. They take off like a rocket in the spring.
I live on the al ms state line and have a place in ms that I could put themi think with the mild weather down there on the coast it wouldn't be too difficult to see them through the winter papa.
legally you are not allowed to bring a nuc into alabama from another state like mississippi without getting a health certificate in advance.