Wow what a great first meeting with the NWI Beekeepers Association! I am their newest member! There were about 50 or more people at this meeting. I learned a ton and have gained some confidence that I can handle beekeeping.
So I went ahead and ordered a 3 lb packet of Carnolian bees from California.
They should arrive in April. The association ordered them through Dadant and they privately will deliver a truckload of bees to our area.
So I will be giving you updates and maybe even some video documenting the entire process. Stay tuned!