I'm sure you'll find this forum to be a good source of information on bees and beekeeping. Be sure to check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum - it contains many useful suggestions covering the basics.
Also check your local library for books and videos on beekeeping. And, get involved with a local bee club. Clubs are great for finding mentors and getting connected with nearby beekeepers. There are several good clubs in Kentucky: http://www.kyagr.com/statevet/bees/association/index.htm
What are you doing THIS Saturday? The Kentucky State Beekeepers are having a field day over at Kelley Bees in Clarkson. It would be a great opportunity to jump right in: http://www.ksbabeekeeping.org/default.htm
Good to see some western Kentucky folks on here.I'm from Valley Station.I used to spend a lot of time down around Barkley but I havnt been able to get down there in a couple of years.Good luck and welcome to the forum.
Thanks for the warm welcome and links. I had indeed seen the Field Day announcement and was eager to go, but we had already sent our RSVP for a wedding. Meanwhile I swung by Barnes & Noble and got 2 different books on beekeeping...
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