Thanks guys. I think that I'll try both.
I live on the West side of CT about 40 minute from Mass so I'll give that a try as well.
Of course, with each hive consisting of two deeps, should I end up with a combined hive 4 deeps tall or is there a way that I should reduce them back down?
I haven't seen this spelled out before. Perhaps because there is some common sense point that I am missing.