Hey John Q, Welcome! You need to go to bigskybee.com and get the particulars on a beekeeping seminar in Helena on March 26th. I may see you there. I am in Great Falls and starting beekeeping again after nearly thirty years. I found a source of bees in Spokane and hobby beekeepers come out of every nook and cranny. I found a new club recently formed with a meeting this coming Saturday. I am going to Spokane to pick up 44 nucs, if the count doesn't go up, in early April. Feel free to pm me if you want. I thought I was out here all alone, but there are a number of us! Vance