LOL, what's a bee club? :D We aren't near anything. I just returned from our first shopping trip in a couple of months, with a loaded truck AND trailer. Building supplies, food, feed, etc.
I did hear about someone within driving distance that keeps bees. The UPS man told about him when he delivered my stuff.
Yes, December 1, my supplier starts taking orders. I'll be waking him on the first. :) We missed out last year by waiting until WE were ready and when I went to order... all gone. :(
So, I'll keep reading and inspecting my new gear and learning what I can this winter. And, maybe start a bee club with a couple of the coyotes as assistants. :D There are plenty of coyotes, they come right up to our wolf pen. Lots of nerve.