Hey Picobrew, glad you made it over this way. I guess I was thinking something centrally located exclusive to northern beeks, sure don't want to have to travel south (that's where the "planners" usually plan events and then I usually don't attend ;).) We wouldn't have to transfer bees to have some kind of meeting of minds, and I think American beeks can still get queens delivered from Canada, but that may be old data. NAFTA changed more than we know, and not for the better.
You know, there already is such an organization in place, the Northern Queen Breeders Association (BjornBee is an associate) and there's a breeder in Wisconsin. May have to make a road trip south though as he's near Madison.
GO PACK GO, GO PACK GO, HOUR AND 45 TO GO B4 KICK OFF :-D