I think your best bet would be to join the American Honey Producers Association and then save time and money for the annual meeting in January. Attend the meeting. Find out who the Beekeepers are who live w/in a reasonable driving distance of where you live and then find out if they would let you work for them as an Intern or as a Day Laborer every so often when you have the time. Ask until you've either asked them all or until you get a positive reply. What do you have to lose? Just attending the meeting will be an eyeopener. Check the website at ahpa.org.