If you are inexperienced keeping bees we recommend you learn the basics and talk to experienced beekeepers before getting your bees.

Join a local bee club. Our directory of local beekeeper associations may have a club near you.

If you don’t have a local bee club near you, contact a local county extension office where you live.

You may find a beekeeper in our Buy Local products and services listing who may be willing to mentor you hands on their beehives.

Due to undetermined market forces and budgets from year to year KSBA recommends you start by looking at past programs Verify they are currently accepting applications and the requirements to qualify.

The Kentucky State Apiarist website may also have grants available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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Questions about Starting Beekeeping