Glad to help. I purchase my bees from Tates Honey Farm in Spokane. It's a nice place, with a friendly owner, who is always willing to help out newbees. It's one of those places where it's common to find older gents standing around a wood burning stove in the morning, talking about bees.
Jerry gets his bees from Can-Am Apiaries in northen California. ( www.honeyrunapiaries.com/bee_links_data-2330.phtml
) Looking at the Can-Am website, I see that they will soon be offering NWC as well. So far, I've been very pleased with Can-Am bees and all of the material that I've purchased from Tates.
I did find this additional bit of information on NWC (www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-201137.html
). Mr. Bush and others provide some useful information about the NWCs.
Thanks again for replying to my questions.