So here is what I found...regarding caucasian breeders.
Winter's Apiary- ph # / e-mail do not work
Bolling Bee- Ph # can't leave message, and e-mail does not work
Farris Homan Bee Farm in MS- 662-767-3960 left them a message, but it sounds like they do not ship.
Homan McMaster Apiary-662-767-8923 only sell queens
So, unless anyone else knows of any other contacts, I probably will go with 2 packages, one italian and one carn. from Dadant in Watertown WI. From what I have read, Caucasians are used all over Europe and parts of Asia for many, many years. In lots of place with cold wet springs, and long cold winters. I know the propolis factor turns people off, but I really wonder why it is so impossible find them in the U.S. There actually is a really good market for propolis too, and they are supposedly less suseptible to the hive beetles because of all the propolis use. I also have read that another reason that the varroa and trach mites, aside from over medicating and resistance have gotten so bad is that the two main strains in the U.S. Ital & carn have been used extensively for so long that these bugs have genetically altered themselves through the years to be better capable of attacking these species. I may do some more looking into the Russian and Mn hygenic species. I have heard though that they can be more defensive than other breeds. Any and all thoughts on the above are appreciated. Thanks in advance!