Got some of my queens from Big Island Hawaii this morning and went out and made up 6 nucs from 3 hives. These hives were some of my boomers and could easily handle the loss of bees and brood. :thumbsup: I will install the queens later this evening after they have been queenless for 6 or more hours. I have another 9 arriving next week and will do it all over again. These are all for sale (sold). Wish I could pick up a few more queens. :| After that's done, I will start looking at splitting for myself with local queens which should start in June sometime. Funny how it works, wait, wait, wait, and then fast and furious.