Thanksgiving weekend many of the big beekeeping suppliers will be running the best sales of the entire year – don’t wait most of them are ONLY for Thanksgiving weekend.
While you are compiling your shopping list consider ordering some nucleus hive wooden ware – if you wait until you need it next spring it is likely that another year will pass by without making any increase. So Don’t wait!
If you need convincing or the whys and hows of making nucleus hives here is an excellent publication from Oregon State University on Honey Bee Nucleus Colonies. Just keep in mind that it is written for Oregon beekeepers, but it looks to me like you can just do everything about a month earlier than the Oregon dates and you will be about right.