good on you Jeff! another colony under your belt. I hope next spring to nab, catch, split as many colonies as I can this year.
If you do decide to try out the golden bees- I can definitely recommend Mulder Apiaries:
The queen was the cheapest with post I ever saw - and they had one for me when everyone else seemingly didn’t. It arrived in good order and set to laying very perfect frames of brood within days of her release. It’s really nice to have a different type of bee- to me they look exotic and very pretty. They seem to carry larger loads of pollen than my darker bees average too. My brother has Italians and his hive has been very docile, and was reasonably productive in its first season. I can’t wait for spring now- to see how they do. I have high hopes for this coming season after very deep and rare soaking rains earlier this year and late last year. There is talk of large gum flowerings for several years as a real possibility.