Hey scottr, did you find any bees? I called about a weak ago and bweaver told me they were out and all their referals were out. They said it was a real bad varroa year. As a bee capturer, there were a lot more swarms this year. Part of that probably had to do w/ the wet summer we had. Anyway, Dadant in Paris is selling nucs. You show up w/ a box and five empty frames and they hook you up.