Re: Honey Bee Help
Even if you could hive them they probably won't survive your winter. What about telling one of those commercial beeks you mentioned, about the swarm and offering to help him retrieve it to unite with one of his weaker colonies? That would help you save the bees, establish a relationship with a beek, and give you some experience. Then you can get equipment assembled this winter and get ready for next spring to get your own.
Just a thought.
"If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail." - A.H. Maslow