This always happens. The bees build up according to the weather. If the weather in Georgia is cold or rainy, the bees don’t build up in population as fast as expected.
My supplier is making the run on the 15th of April and will be at the mall at 3AM along with a dozen or so beekeepers. I’ll be there to get my bees.
The supplier still has some bees available for his late may runs, but he won’t be stopping at the mall.
I put this order in last December.