This year we decided to have our packages delivered on March 25. Others mentioned at the KBA meeting last Saturday, theirs were arriving late April and early May. Our first year beekeeping in 2009, we installed our packages the first week of April and both made it through the winter like gangbusters. Did it give a head start on the nectar flow and help with adapting to NH? Who knows? I hope it’s not snowing that day or they’ll just have to wait one more day to move in to their new home.