Having a little queen envy. I put the word out to a few apiaries that I was looking for two queens for one more split. I was assuming that if they have an email address that they look at it regularly. With no response from multiple sources within 24 hours I went to my go-to group B Weaver, which by the way has treated this beginner beekeeper with extreme kindness, to get my additional pair.
But I really want to try out so many other queens too! Russians, Kona Queens, Buckfast, etc etc. It looks like my spring will bring more hive splits than honey as I reconnect with those who kindly reached out in spite of my lack of patience.