Free Bees, brilliant.
Let's see package bees are around $65 plus S&H.
Having to wait until April to get them.
Then having to worry about all the diseases with the package bees.
Swarms want a good home.
Ask if you can set up swarm traps. Swarm traps are about $20 plus S&H
You can get them before April.
They want to build comb and numbers.
If they don't go into a swarm trap and go into a wall , you get to use power tools and put big holes in the wall. This is always fun.
The only bummer is making sure you have enough hives to put them in.