In my case Merince, I am ordering a box from the bee club here and they come from CA. I want to replace that queen in my TB with a "Sooper Yooper Queenbee" from Mich. which has overwintered two winters and start with her.....http://ziaqueenbees.com/index.htm
Other wise, once I get going with my Langs and TB's, I intend to use your advice in future splits as I want my Lake Superior Bees to Re-Queen them selves and start new hives on their own.
With my Langs next yr., I ordered nucs from a local beek and will see how his queens do. If not so good, I will do that same. Re-Queen.
Thanks again Merince