I've already ordered some nucs and woodenware for the upcoming season but have been getting some emails from various supply house selling packages. Specifically Mann Lake is doing a "Last Call" on bees promotion and southern packages are $204.95 for packages shipped? Wow, that does seem pricey. I am planning on a jump start in expanding my apiary so I went with Nucs (5 frame) and from my regular supplier with local overwintered stock is way less than that. i had just seen a reply on the Commercial thread about the almond pricing that ended with a "no shortage of bees..," looks like we're gonna bee making new friends here if the east coast demand is that strong.