I want to be a beekeeper. Where do I begin?
We have all been there. Bees are cool. We need them. I like honey. What next?
First, check out a few websites and youtube videos to become excited!
One fun and accessible website is: www.beekeepinglikeagirl.com
Second, purchase an introductory book about beekeeping, really any book will do (e.g. Beekeeping for Dummies). Start reading and find out what it is all about.
Some recommended classic books include:
The Beekeeper’s Bible
Langstroth on the Hive and the Honeybee
Third, jump on our mailing list for more information and upcoming events. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth, attend a meeting and connect with some friendly beekeepers. All are welcome to CCBA meeting!
Fifth, visit a hive. We often have meetings at a bee yard and our previous president Erin Holden often runs a short introductory all-inclusive class $25 Text her (805.720.5992) to learn more.
Sixth, ask questions at a meeting or on our Facebook page! Some might include: do I have enough space? I live in a city—what are the ordinances? How much does it cost? Will I get stung? (Yes)! At the meetings we are happy to talk about our passion and how we started.
Finally, go get some bees!