Getting into beekeeping is not any different than other areas of interest.  It starts with an attraction or curiosity and proceeds into greater degrees of involvement. It is not necessary to know "why" one gets into beekeeping, but that it fulfills one's desire for enjoyment and satisfaction.  More to come  


Introductory Courses:  More to come


 Books: More to come



On-line instruction:

The PerfectBee Introduction​ to Learning Beekeeping

David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

Basic Beekeeping Techniques

MAAREC Fact Sheets

MAAREC Beginning Beekeeping - links on the left

Regulations: More to come

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES - sites often have options that allow you to request a printed catalog

Mail-Order / Internet

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

Dadant & Sons

Kelley Beekeeping

Mann Lake

Local Sources

Hampton Apiary

HONEY BEES More to come






Organized beekeeper associations: More to come




Mentor: More to come

Passion and Respect for the Honey Bee More to come