April of this past year I bought (1) 4 pound package with 2 queens, made 2 colonies. Good because if queen failure, you can unite the colonies. I am pretty sure we paid $120 CDN. Carniolan, imported from Australia by my bee course instructor. He orders many many packages so he can sell to his students, individuals and his own personal uses. He runs 1,200 hives. Great day. Cindi. Don't know yet what the price will be this year. I may order from him and also order locally in our province.
Ooops, looked at the records, it was not $120 CDN, it was $210 CDN, funny how the mind can invert numerals or letters. This was a big one. More thought about the packages I will be purchasing in spring. Great day. Cindi