Re: New from Southern California
Welcome to the forum. I am in the High Desert.
You can attend a beekeeping meeting in La Crescenta on Monday nights with the LACBCA. They do group purchases of bee packages, offer hands on classes and can help in many ways. Check it out here:
There are plenty of books and most any of them will get you started with the basics. Once you have a hive, the bees will teach you plenty. You can find three answers to any one question here on the forum and you will have to cipher out how to apply good advice to your own individual beekeeping style and particular climate ie... some advice I get from folks in the SFV or SGV don't apply to my area just 30 miles away.
“Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end”