I live in warm Hawaii and I just took my first swarm that's looking pretty "good" after 5 day's. No the champayne isn't out yet!!! I DON'T have any idea what brand's /and who to buy from are best for me???? I started off with 10 wired foundation/ frames from a company called Dadant. I built my own boxes and bee vac as shipping to Molokai is VERY costly. Yeah sometimes living in "paradise" isn't always that great! I'd appreciate any referals from peeps who've "been around the block" a few times. Even those that haven't as I'm a bit lost on what to buy and whom to buy from?? Thanks and aloha. Dakine guy!