I would be happy to assist your brother w/ finding someone near him if he would like to start beekeeping here in NJ!
I am trying to enlighten my brother, but I truly doubt that he would be interested.
Your offer is so sweet Konasdad, and shows what a caring person you are. Thanks though for the thought.
Annette from very cold Placerville (15 degrees this morning, although warmed up to the high 40's)