Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I'm in Gainesville, so I'm probably going to check out the Forsyth county or Hall county bee club. But I have sad news-- I went to check my bees tonight and to put down dome SHB traps because I had seen a few scurrying around about 3 days ago, and in that time they took down my entire hive. :( Only a few stragglers left. I'll start another thread to see what I did wrong. I'm so, so heartbroken.