Sorry about your bees. That is a bummer.
Beautiful country in your neck of the woods and enough elevation to escape the southern heat.
Hey, I’ve always got bees I can sell anytime of the year, but Michigan is a pretty long trek from Blacksburg.
I would find a local beek in the area or check Craigslist for swarm postings. There's plenty of bees out there. Bees are still swarming in Michigan.