Might also add a welcome to the list. Great Idea of finding a mentor. It is hard to go it alone as a new bee, I know from experiance. You can read in books and look at and ask questions here and get the right answers but if you don't really know what you are looking at it is some times hard to ask the right questions.
I would be out of the bee keeping bussness now if it wasn't for joining a club and the members coming to my rescue.
Again welcome to the forum.