Seems this thread has drifted a bit off topic. I think the consensus was there are many advantages to starting with a nuc. Okay, I'm ready to place an order to get my second hive started next spring. Now there are no local suppliers, so where can I order a nuc that can be shipped?
Does it matter how far they are shipped? (we ordered package bees last year from Georgia and they arrived just fine)
Is it better to order from a place with a similar (cold) climate?
I'm thinking of starting the next hive with Carniolans. Does anyone know where to find a supplier who would ship a nuc?