Am just across the gutter in Gippsland. Most of my time with the forum is on Ventrilo with some of the greatest blokes one would want to meet.
Beemaster has put up a useful link to the Ventrilo program which is easy to set up. http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=5880.0
I was lucky enough last year to make a stop in the US on an around the world flight and the experiences there are some of the best in my life which included stays with buzzbee (Ken) and family, beemaster(John) and Tracey, pdmattox (Dallas. An accident going somewhere to happen) with his family Erin, Austen, David, and Emma (The brightest little star on the continent).
Missed out on the biggest star (Bud1). Thought I was in his home town but I was in one by the same name about 600 miles away, but hopefully may be able to make that connection with others also next year.
It doesn't seem to matter what the subject is you will get plenty of good advice here, of course especially about bees.
Good luck and welcome to another Aussie.