Up here in the Pacific Northwest we get our packages from Northern California at the end of April. I know the specific packages we get through the club have artificially inseminated queens. My question is where and how do the package producers get those virgin queens so early? It seems that when ordering queens, even from the deep South, they aren't available until well past April. Here in the Northwest, regional queens aren't available until June, (weather permitting). Those queens coming in with the packages have to be started somewhere, somehow, in February? How do they pull that off?