Beginning Beekeeping Toolkit

How to Start a Beekeeping Operation

As a public service, the ABF offers free beginning beekeeping information, which can be found as PDF file linked below.

ABF Beginning Beekeeping Packet

If you are unable to access these links, please send an e-mail request to, including your name, mailing address, and phone.

Some other ideas to help you learn more and get involved:

  • Make friends with another local beekeeper
  • Join the ABF and a local bee club
  • Contact your County Extension Service
  • Consult your state or county agriculture department
  • Visit the Beekeeping Links page of the ABF website
  • Visit your public library

Thank you for your interest in bees. Good luck and have fun!