Is it ok to ask to buy bees from a beekeeper neighbor?
My mom knows a beekeeper that lives nearby (within half a mile) that has 5 colonies. They started with one colony and kept splitting their hives every year, so I’m guessing they’ll have more splits this year.
Would it be out of line to ask my mom to inquire about buying one of their splits? I would be willing to pay full price. It would be nice to not have to transport bees over a long drive (other potential sellers are an hour or more away).