Hey Deptford NJ!! My wife is from there!
I met a bunch of guys through the Delaware Beekeepers Association that can provide me with equipment and swarms and Nucs. I will probably never buy package bees again, knock on wood.
Our last meeting on Tuesday was a class on how to grow your own Queens.
Join the NJ version of that.
Deptford is crowded now
Thanks for the input folks. Just gathering resources for later use. I am setting up my last hive ( 2007) with 22 frames of SC foundation ala The Michael Bush Way. Seems I really don't need a SC queen to start afterall