Depending where you are it just takes a little digging to find an association or someone willing to share some knowledge . You might want to get appropriate gear ( like a veil ) and read up a bit to attend a session with a more experienced beekeeper so you are not a liability.
Excellant source of information is this website : http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.ca/
I am trying some different things before I start another hive, built a safe pen away from the other critters and slowly planting herbs around it thinking something like oregano oils brushing off on bees coming and going might help with their health naturally against fungus and varoa mite . I plan to plant a lot more bee friendly plants as well. The more diversity the better .