Beekeeping 101: Step 1 - Education

Our Favorite Beekeeping Resources

Here are some resources to get you started.   Getting a foundation for beekeeping will greatly increase the joy of keeping bees.   Books, Youtube, and podcasts are some of the best ways to get started.   Lets get started today!

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Beekeeping Books

Beekeeping for Dummies

This book covers all the basics, and they keep improving it. Available on Amazon.

Beekeeping on Youtube and Podcasts

There are LOTs of great youtubers with all kinds of information and opinions.  

David Burns

I think David is one of the best teachers for new beekeepers out there. Loads of videos and information.

Barnyard Bees

So much of beekeeping information is related to your local area. David is north GA, so much of his information is related to our area here in SC.

Kamon Reynolds - Tennessee's Bees

Kamon Reynolds is also one of the leading content providers.

University of Guelph Honey Bee Research

"How-To"' beekeeping videos, which aim to aid beekeepers with a wide range of techniques from beginner to advanced skills

Canyon Rim Honey Bees

Tom has a very good playlist of instruction videos to teach all that is needed for the newer and and intermediate beekeeper.

Fredrick Dunn

Great information for backyard beekeepers.

Beekeeping Online Forums


If there has been anyone with a question, it is answered here. Tons of archived posts.. and lots of opinions.

Need more help? Consider Rays Beekeeping Classes

Ray offers group classes and video based classes to help you with the foundation neede to enjoy beekeeping

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