There is plenty of free information available online on Beekeeping, however, the following is our recommended ABSOLUTELY MUST-HAVE reading list:

The Bee-sentials: A Field Guide, by Lawrence Connor

Swarm Essentials: Ecology, Management, Sustainability, by Stephen Repasky and Lawrence Connor

Honeybee Democracy, by Thomas D. Seeley

Honeybee Biology and Beekeeping, Revised Edition, by Lawrence Connor